Request for Proposal (RFP): Products, Training, and Technical Assistance for Public Housing Agencies

CSH is seeking a subcontractor(s) to provide technical assistance (TA) funded by United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH). This RFP includes multiple subcontracting opportunities which may be funded under multiple contracts to one or more subcontractors. Subcontractor(s) with fluency conducting technical assistance in Spanish are highly encouraged to apply.


The goal of the TA is to help Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) increase their knowledge of, and ability to successfully implement, HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, including Special Purpose Vouchers such as the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program, Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI), and Family Unification Program (FUP).

In collaboration with CSH and HUD, the subcontractor(s) are responsible for:

  • Providing capacity-building technical assistance and group learning activities around the Emergency Housing Voucher program in Spanish.
  • Contributing to the development of an in-person training curriculum focused on helping Public Housing Agencies and their partners effectively utilize HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative, Family Unification Program (FUP), and other Housing Choice Vouchers to support work to end homelessness for youth and young adults.
  • Supporting the development of a guide and webinar curriculum on creating waiting list preferences for Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policies (ACOPs) and Administrative Plans that focus on people experiencing unsheltered homelessness.
  • Providing capacity building technical assistance to assigned Public Housing Agencies, as needed, on the development of waiting list preferences (for Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policies and Administrative Plans) for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness.
  • Contributing to the development of products that support PHAs and their community partners in successfully implementing Special Purpose Vouchers (including Foster Youth to Independence, Family Unification Program, and Emergency Housing Vouchers), the Housing Choice Voucher program generally, and Public Housing.

Sub-contractor(s) should have a combination of the following qualifications and specialized expertise:

  • Experience working at or with a PHA around the implementation of the Emergency Housing Voucher program, and ability to delivery TA and group learning in Spanish.
  • Experience implementing HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) and/or Family Unification Program (FUP) that served population 2 (youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness who are leaving or have left foster care).
  • Familiarity with the development and implementation of waiting list preferences for Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policies (ACOPs) and Administrative Plans, particularly around preferences for people experiencing homelessness (experiencing implementing such preferences on either the PHA or CoC side a plus).
  • Familiarity with key Fair Housing regulations and considerations in developing compliant waiting list preferences.
  • Experience supporting PHAs in connecting with partners (such as Continuums of Care) around efforts to end homelessness (experience in connections around work with PHAs and CoCs to end unsheltered homelessness a plus).


Subcontracts awarded under this RFP may commence no earlier than March 22, 2024 and may extend through June 2030.

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $100,000 is available for these projects.

Application Process:

To be considered for this subcontracting opportunity, completed versions of the forms below and the additional items requested must be submitted to fedta@csh.org. CSH will begin reviewing and evaluating applications on Friday, March 15, 2024. Applications will continue to be reviewed and evaluated until June 2026 or until all needs for subcontractors have been met. Successful applicants will be awarded conditionally, pending a conflict-of-interest review and submission of additional documents concerning rate substantiation and invoicing capacity.

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:

Additional Items Requested: In addition to the attachments above, please also submit: your resume and resumes for all staff members listed on Attachment C, and a two-paragraph description of your core competencies and accomplishments (or applying organization’s competencies). If applying as an organization, please also submit a sample of supporting documentation generated by your organization’s Financial Management System* that demonstrates your ability to comply with 2 CFR 200.302 and 2 CFR 200.303.

*Please note: proof of Financial Management System documentation does not apply to individual contractor/sole proprietors.

Organizations applying must be able to comply with the administrative and financial management requirements of the prime award from HUD, including the financial management standards for funds control and accountability, as specified in 2 CFR 200.302 and 2 CFR 200.303. Organizations 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. Organizations who receive funding under a sub-recipient subaward must have an active registration on the System for Award Management found at sam.gov.

All application information and forms must be submitted for consideration.


CSH will evaluate applications and select a valid proposal utilizing the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work;
  • Staff experience and qualifications;
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services; and
  • Ability to comply with the administrative and financial management requirements of the prime award from HUD.

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 and commercial general liability insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. Worker’s compensation can be provided by CSH for a fee if the applying entity prefers. If requesting coverage from CSH, please state this in your application materials.

If you have any questions, please contact fedta@csh.org.

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