Subcontracting Opportunity: Supportive Housing Community Advocates Project Peer Support

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.

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