Request for Estimates (RFE): California Needs Assessment


The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) is the national champion for supportive housing, demonstrating its potential to improve the lives of very vulnerable individuals and families. CSH’s community investments include lending, grant-making, technical expertise and advocacy have provided $1.5 billion in direct loans and grants for supportive housing that have created more than 385,000 real homes for people who desperately need them. Building on 30 years of success developing multiple and cross-sector partnerships, CSH engages broader systems to fully invest in solutions that drive equity, help people thrive, and harness data to generate concrete and sustainable results. By aligning affordable housing with services and other sectors, CSH helps communities move away from crisis, optimize their public resources, and ensure a better future for everyone. Visit us at www.csh.org


With support from the Hilton Foundation, CSH will work with stakeholders, including a wide range of community organizations, government agencies, and individuals with lived experience, to assess the need for affordable, supportive, and interim housing for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The statewide analysis will determine how much housing, services, and interim interventions the state needs along with a financial model of what it would cost to solve homelessness in California. People with lived experience will be essential partners for the project and will be involved in planning, data interpretation and analysis, and developing recommendations.  


The goal of this project is to amplify the voices of people with lived experiences of homelessness to convey the impact of obtaining permanent housing and convey and sense of urgency for action. 

  • Film 3-5 individuals [in an interview format and b-roll footage of each in their community/place of residence, or public venue, e.g. park]
  • Create powerful stories that depict their resiliency and the impact of having stable housing. We want to showcase the emotional depth connecting to ending homelessness. 
  • Final products will include compiled videos of each individual (2-5 minutes each) along with shorter clips (30 seconds each) for social media and all b-roll footage.
    • Create at least 2 social media clips per filmed individual, totaling 10 social media clips if 5 individuals are filmed.
  • Videos to include scripting, copyediting, and rights to background music.
  • All final videos to include captioning.




By October 15th: Select videographer/producer

By October 31st: Concept design, scripting, and identifying subjects

By November 18th: Filming, edits

By December 15th: Release of final videos

RFP Deadline: October 7, 2022


Christina Duran – Senior Program Manager, Consulting

Ann English – Senior Program Manager, Los Angeles

Sade Daniels – Senior Program Manager, Northern California

Jenna Murakami- Associate Director, Northern California

Jesse Dean – Director, Strategic Communication


To submit a proposal, please contact the Communications team at communications@csh.org. 


Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance and Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  If you are interested in the opportunity and do not carry the insurance listed above, please contact us so we can discuss additional options. 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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