Scope of program:
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has issued a request for proposals to fund access centers for adults and youth as well as access points for all populations who are experiencing homelessness within Los Angeles County.
Access centers are drop-in locations where people experiencing a housing crisis can gain initial access to or continuing contact with the Los Angeles County Coordinated Entry System (CES). Access centers must, at a minimum, have capacity to make entries into the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA CoC) Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). In addition, access centers must engage in diversion and rapid-resolution efforts, conduct the CES Initial Triage and administer population appropriate CES Triage Tools, make emergency services referrals, participate in CES case conferencing meetings, provide case management, and actively connect participants to resources including, but not limited to, health, mental health, substance use, and mainstream benefit services. Access centers will also be required to operate during some weekends, to be determined by LAHSA.
This RFP is open to government agencies and nonprofit organizations that have been certified as qualified bidders/proposers through the LAHSA Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) process. The list of certified agencies can be viewed at the following link under RFSQ Documents (See: RFSQ Exhibit I - Certified Agencies & Funding Sources):
Instructions on how to become a LAHSA qualified bidder can also be viewed at the link above. Government agencies do not need to apply through the RFSQ process to be certified bidders.
2 p.m. (Pacific Time), February 27, 2019
About the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA): LAHSA is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $300 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness.
Applicants are required to attend the proposers’ conference on January 31, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Proposers may apply for the RFPs by following these instructions: https://www.lahsa.org/documents?id=2810-2018-access-centers-and-access-points-rfp