Subcontracting Opportunity: Legal Services (Greater Los Angeles)

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.

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