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NOVEMBER 16,  2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Community Advocates Project support

Description:
CSH is seeking a subcontractor, for approximately 12 months, to provide key support related to the Supportive Housing Community Advocates program. The subcontractor will provide coordination and administrative support for the Speak UP! and Tenant Knowledge Exchange (Speak Up! Alumni) programs, deliver 3 workshops covering therapeutic narrative development, social media, and self-care,  and oversee participant (volunteer coaches, trainee’s and alumni) engagement/debriefing and coordination.

Planned activities:

Coordination meetings and activities
Participate in regular scheduled team check in meetings with program manager, volunteer coaches, and alumni advocates as requested.

Program Development support
In consultation with Program Manager, assist in development and expansion of alumni network and advocate training. Coordinate volunteers and provide feedback, documentation and collateral material for workshop trainings.

Coach / Advocate support
Participate in coach orientation, conduct monthly coach debriefing, monitor coach/advocate interactions and provide additional support as needed.

Workshop Support/ Facilitation
Support monthly trainings including agenda development, coordination of coaching sessions, and facilitation. Develop and deliver three 1.5 hour workshops covering narrative development, social media, and self-care.

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:
Deliverable 1: Deliver 3 workshops covering therapeutic narrative development, social media, and self-care.

Deliverable 2: In collaboration with program manager, Oversee coordination and delivery of training content, coaching practices, and external advocacy opportunities. Cultivate leadership skills of both alumni and volunteers through strategic planning and mentoring.

Deliverable 3: Ensure consistency and integrity of program in alignment with established best practices of Speak Up! program.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $15,000 (approximately 150 hrs.) is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Ann English at ann.english@csh.org on or before November 24 .

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Experience with volunteer management and diverse populations
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise (Masters level training in Narrative Therapy required)
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments or other preclusions on doing business with (either directly or indirectly) with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


NOVEMBER 16,  2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Community Advocates Project Peer Support

Description:
CSH is seeking a subcontractor, for approximately 40 hours per month, for 6 months to provide key support related to the Supportive Housing Community Advocates program. The subcontractor will provide coordination, administrative, and logistical support for Speak UP! and for the Alumni Tenant Knowledge Exchange (TKE) programs.

Planned activities:
Coordination and Logistical Support
Extracurricular Speak Up! activities, including interfacing with partner agencies, matching advocates to speaking and engagement opportunities and supporting advocates by arranging transportation, stipends, prep coaching sessions, and follow ups.

Program Development and Advocate Support
In consultation with Program Manager, and alumni TKE members, assist in development of advocate support system. Create procedures to ensure advocates are regularly engaged and continue to participate in advocacy opportunities.

Community Outreach
In consultation with Program Manager generate new opportunities for advocate outreach / engagement / education to advance range and reach of advocates’ message.

Event Support/ Facilitation
Support monthly speaking engagements, through fielding communications, arranging for/providing media support, liaising with communications partners and cataloguing all advocate activities and collateral information

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:
Deliverable 1: Create system to track and support Speak UP! Activities.

Deliverable 2: Implement tracking system and deliver reports monthly along with recommendations for improving process and fostering greater public engagement.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $5,000 (approximately 250 hrs.@ 20 per/hr) is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Ann English at ann.english@csh.org on or before November 24, 2017.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Lived Experience of homelessness
  • Experience with Speak UP! or other advocacy training targeting individuals with lived experience of homelessness
  • Basic understanding of storytelling/narrative development as a tool for Empowerment and Advocacy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Homelessness Advocacy and Inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of partners and agencies
  • Familiarity with Los Angeles Housing and Homelessness Systems.
  • Ability to practice cultural competency and serve as a role model in community.
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments or other preclusions on doing business with (either directly or indirectly) with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


November 8, 2017: Request for Proposals to Develop Capital Grant Fund Paper

The PSH Capital Grant Fund was created to harness private philanthropic investment to rapidly fill development capital gaps in existing and proposed supportive housing projects identified in the Houston PSH Project Pipeline. CSH, LISC, and the Kinder Institute seek a third party entity or individual to develop a paper less than 20 pages, including the following:

  1. Introduction to the existing PSH Capital Grant Fund
    1. History
    2. Mechanics, structure, goals etc.
    3. Impact analysis; where has it succeeded, where could it do better?
  2. Variety of forces in play that influence the creation of affordable housing. The typical result of this problem is a pool of public resources, but no truly targeted approach. Private funding can have an influence over the system. This fund in particular has attracted donors who have an interest in solving complex social problems using collective impact of which affordable housing is a major factor in its success, but are new to contributing to a response. How do we use private funds to have more strategic influence within the market?
    1. To build a strong pipeline of development of affordable housing?
      1. Increase the pool of affordable housing developers?
      2. Increase the production of affordable housing across the City?
    2. To lead to system change?
      1. Create more nimble and accessible public dollars and subsidies?
      2. Build public/private collaborative goals/strategizing/on-going relationships?
    3. Compare the PSH Capital Grant Fund with other funding mechanisms to leverage change proposed above
      1. Identify and evaluate funding models and other pooled funding systems across the nation.
        1. Compare and contrast them with the PSH Capital Grant Fund. What can be learned from them?
      2. Identify and evaluate existing affordable housing responses [City of Austin's Strike Fund aimed at preserving NOAH; GO Neighborhood targeted funding mechanisms; etc.]
        1. How can we utilize a pooled funding approach to strategically target local needs more effectively?
        2. Once we identify the successful approaches of existing social initiatives, how can we utilize a collective approach (like the PSH Capital Grant Fund) to fund them?

The audience for the final paper will include both local and national financial institutions, government agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, management districts and those interested and active in the areas of housing and development and finance. Final paper may be delivered as late as November 30, 2017, with the understanding that drafts should be submitted earlier for review and feedback.

Please provide a proposal with a budget and timeline to meet the above deadlines via email to Kathryn Turner, kathryn.turner@csh.org.


October 6, 2017: RFP for Subcontracting for Ohio's community Transition program

submissions due by 5pm et, friday, october 13

CSH, on behalf of CareSource, seeks to secure services from qualified housing and service providers throughout the state of Ohio. The services include: identification of housing units, inspection of units, assisting participants with lease-up process, administration of rental assistance payments to property managers and/or housing programs, home-based supportive services, and mediation as conflicts arise in order to prevent avoidable evictions. Many tenants and prospective tenants will also have recovery services provided through a separately contracted entity through CareSource.

Program Overview

The Community Transition Program, funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, seeks to provide recovery supports to individuals exiting prison who have participated in substance use treatment or recovery services while incarcerated. One of the recovery supports available through the program is housing assistance. CareSource is responsible for management of the full range of recovery supports, including treatment, counseling, employment services, and spiritual supports. CareSource has contracted with CSH to manage the housing benefit.

There are three possible housing interventions for which individuals exiting prison may qualify under the CTP housing benefit:

  • Recovery Housing
  • Rapid Rehousing; or
  • Supportive Housing

In addition to these three models, emergency placement assistance may be required if a housing unit has been identified but is not yet available for move-in, and if the CTP member has no other short-term housing available. This may include, but is not limited to, hotel stays, transitional placements, or other short-term placements available to the housing provider. Emergency placements should be limited to a maximum of two weeks.

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September 25, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity Legal Services (Greater Los Angeles)

Description:
CSH is seeking a sub-contractor(s) to provide legal services to communities to help build the capacity of the supportive housing sector (including land use and entitlements work) and develop and deliver trainings to increase advocacy and help eliminate barriers to supportive housing in the greater Los Angeles region. This subcontract opportunity commences October 1, 2017 and will go through September 1, 2018.

The subcontractor’s work will mainly comprise of the following:

  • Assist supportive housing developers and service providers with various legal matters that increase their capacity to provide quality supportive housing. Their direct, one-on-one legal support builds the capacity of providers and ensures that they can maintain their limited financial resources for program support. Support includes: assistance with contracts, partnerships, joint venture structuring, employment, and board governance issues. Additionally, they assist supportive housing providers navigate the land use approvals process.
  • Provide trainings and education on laws and strategies both to supportive housing providers and local planning staff to help address NIMBYism and other barriers to the siting supporting housing, including:
  1. Does the Housing Accountability Act apply (formerly, the anti-NIMBY law);
  2. Fair housing as a shield;
  3. Overview of state laws affecting the location and approval of affordable housing for city planners; and
  4. Overview of laws affecting the location and approval of supportive housing for city planners.

 

Milestones and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Four trainings to developers.

Deliverable 2: Legal consultation to at least six developer organizations.

Deliverable 3: Monthly reporting.

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $40,000 is available for this project.

Application Process:
In order to be considered for this subcontracting opportunity, completion and full submission of the forms below are required by Friday, September 29, 2017.

To apply for this opportunity email David Howden at david.howden@csh.org  

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar relevant work

Legal experience and expertise in the field of supportive housing development, land-use, zoning, and fair housing.

Years of relevant experience providing legal assistance to housing developers and service providers.

Rate reasonableness and overall cost of service

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


September 14, 2017: Subcontracting for City of San jose housing Department consulting services

CSH is working with the City of San Josè Housing Department to provide consulting services to design policies and procedures pertaining to the development and operation of supportive housing for homeless individuals and families. The CSH Team is well-positioned to provide the Department with guidance for policy solutions based on our experience working with supportive housing providers in addition to our broad understanding of best practices in the development and operations of supportive housing for homeless households. During the proposed one-year contract term, the CSH Team will provide guidance and recommendations regarding a range of policies related to the development and operations of supportive housing. The CSH Team will provide the following planned activities.

Planned Activities

  • Review and revise loan agreements
  • Develop guidance for property management and supportive services
  • Develop guidance for monitoring
  • Provide project-specific technical assistance
  • Provide training and educational support
  • Provide “on-demand” consulting support

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables

Deliverable 1: Revised loan agreements

Deliverable 2: Guidance for property management and supportive services

Deliverable 3: Guidance for monitoring

Deliverable 4: Project-specific technical assistance

Deliverable 5: Training and educational support

Deliverable 6: “On-demand” consulting support

Funding Available

An amount not to exceed $100,000 is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements

To apply for an opportunity to become a CSH subcontractor on this project, please email your qualifications to steven.shum@csh.org on or before September 22, 2017.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


September 1, 2017: Request for Proposal (RFP): Youth Outreach and Technical Assistance

Description:

CSH is seeking a sub-contractor(s) to provide technical assistance (TA) to communities through a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs Youth initiative. This HUD funded TA will implement effective strategies to tackle youth homelessness and provide local communities with resources and toolkits to scale their efforts. This subcontract opportunity commences September 18, 2017 and will go through July 31, 2019.

The subcontractor’s work will mainly comprise of the following:

  1. Direct TA: The subcontractor and CSH will work with participating communities to develop and implement interventions designed to accelerate the end of Youth homelessness. The subcontractor will train communities on federal goals and criteria to improve strategies and outcomes.
  2. Coordination: The subcontractor and CSH will facilitate local participation and partnerships for shared resources and improvement of TA in each community. Coordination will occur via e-mail and phone.
  3. Reporting: The subcontractor will complete required federal reporting for work conducted on this agreement.

 

Milestones and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: It is estimated that the subcontractor will provide direct technical assistance for up to 10 individual communities.

Deliverable 2: Monthly reporting.

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $50,000 is available for this project.

Application Process:

In order to be considered for this subcontracting opportunity, completion and full submission of the forms below are required by Friday, September 8, 2017.

You may apply as an individual subcontractor or as an organization, including up to 6 staff members in the application. The following forms are included:

Please fully complete the included forms as well as submit your resume (or if applying as an organization, resumes for up to 6 proposed staff members included in the Staff Experience and Expertise matrix and the Organization Experience matrix) and a 2 paragraph description of your (or your organization, if applying as an organization) core competencies and accomplishments to Jennifer Yang at jennifer.yang@csh.org no later than September 8, 2017.

All of the application information and forms must be completed in order to be considered.

Evaluation:
CSH will evaluate application utilizing the following criteria:

  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • If past CSH subcontractor, compliance with CSH subcontractor requirements

We will contact you regarding the determination of adding you as a CSH subcontractor. Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Jennifer at jennifer.yang@csh.org.


August 3, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Document Translation Services Due August 11, 2017

Description:
CSH is seeking a subcontractor for document, form, and PowerPoint translation services from English to Spanish. Subcontractors will need ability to translate into other languages as needed.  Subcontractors who are certified with CMS' Business Enterprise Program (BEP) are encouraged to apply. Examples of documents for translation can be found at www.csh.org/chicagoces.

Vendor Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure any questions are brought to CSH contact person for clarification.
  2. Ensure all translation is complete, accurate, and consistent for agreed upon documents. If errors are discovered by CSH, the subcontractor will be responsible for correcting all errors and any costs incurred through correcting errors.

 

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:
Deliverable 1: Complete and accurate translation of provided documents within an agreed upon timeframe.  Documents will include, but are not limited to, assessments, informational handouts, flyers, instructions, forms, or marketing materials. All content for translation will be related to supportive housing and /or coordinated entry for persons experiencing homelessness or living in nursing homes.  Project proposals must include hourly or page rates and information on expected timeframes for completion of translation services and return of final translated document.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $21,000 is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Brett Penner indicating your interest at brett.penner@csh.org by 5 pm, Friday August 11 2017.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.


June 23, 2017: Request for Proposal (RFP): Youth Technical Assistance due july 11, 2017


June 5, 2017: SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY: COORDINATED ENTRY SYSTEM HOUSING SYSTEM NAVIGATION FOR HOUSEHOLDS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS


 June 1, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Peer Employment Trainer (Los Angeles, CA)


MAY 16, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Expert Housing Development Systems Change Consultant, Los Angeles, CA (Due May 19, 2017)


April 14, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Healthy Aging in Place (Due april 28, 2017)


April 11,2017: Subcontracting Opportunity- Technical Assistance to Communities via HUD-Funded Initiative (due April 18, 2017)


April 11, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Survey Data Entry (Due April 24, 2017)


April 11, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Data analysis and financial modeling to make recommendations and inform strategic planning and identification of opportunity areas (Due April 20, 2017)


MARCH 20, 2017: Subcontracting Advertisement for Training/Technical Assistance Assignment in San Francisco under CSH’s Public Agency TA Contract


MARCH 9, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Family Supportive Housing Clinical Capacity Building 


March 8, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Data Analysis and Research Report for Family Homelessness in Chicago


March 2, 2017: SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY:  PEER EMPLOYMENT CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION (LOS ANGELES, CA) Due: March 8, 2017


March 2, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity:  Peer Employment Program Training Coordinator (Los Angeles, CA) Due March 15, 2017


February 10, 2017: Request for Proposals: Consultant for SIF Pay for Success 2


January 3, 2017: Subcontracting Advertisement for Training/Technical Assistance assignment in San Francisco under CSH’s TA Contract with a public agency


january 3, 2017Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Community Advocates Project Peer Support in los angeles, CA (DUE january 10, 2017)


January 3, 2017: Subcontracting Opportunity: Therapeutic Narrative Development, Los Angeles, CA (Due January 10, 2017)


november 16, 2016: seeking Subcontractor for One Year of Technical Assistance Focused on veteran and chronic homelessness in CoCs around the country


October 18, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Issue Expert on Elder Homelessness needed for Direct Technical Assistance


September 29, 2015: Request for proposals: Independent evaluator for Just In reach pay for Success


July 26, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Provider Academy Trainings 


April 27, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Coordinated Access system navigation for households experiencing homelessness 


APril 13, 2016: Request for Proposal (RFP): Vets@Home Outreach and Direct Technical Assistance 


April 5, 2016: Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Health & Housing Integration


FEBRUARY 29, 2016: SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY: SUPPORTIVE HOUSING COMMUNITY ADVOCATES PROJECT SUPPORT (LOS ANGELES, CA) 

 

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