The County of Orange, OC Community Resources/OC Community Services; (hereinafter referred to as “County”) is soliciting proposals (“Proposals”) from qualified firms (hereinafter referred to as “Applicants”), to provide Rapid Re-Housing Assistance and/or Emergency Shelter services in non- entitlement areas in Orange County. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and requirements set forth in the RFP and must be capable of providing all core services set forth in the Scope of Services, attached in Section II and incorporated herein by this reference.
Orange County Community Resources, a division of the County of Orange, hereby invites qualified organizations to submit a Proposal(s) for Rapid Re-Housing Assistance and/or Emergency Shelter to provide services in non-entitlement areas. Applicants may propose for one or both services requested in this RFP. A separate proposal is required for each service component.
Rapid Re-Housing Assistance- The provision of housing relocation and stabilization services and short- and/or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to help a homeless individual or family move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing. “Rapid Re-Housing” activities are set forth in 24 CFR 576.104.
Emergency Shelter – Any facility with overnight sleeping accommodations, the primary purpose of which is to provide temporary shelter for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless. “Emergency shelter” is defined under 24 CFR 576.2.
Refer to Section II of this RFP for an expanded description of the Scope of Services and Exhibit 2 for Department of Housing and Urban Development 24 CFR Parts 91 and 576 and Exhibit 3 for Department of Housing and Community Development ESG Program, State Regulations, California Code of Regulations Title 25, Division 1, Chapter 7 Subchapter 20.
Objectives and Services
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit applicants to provide Emergency Shelter, and Rapid Re-Housing assistance to persons who are experiencing homelessness. There is now a greater emphasis on helping people quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. Applicants will be required to assist people in moving to permanent housing as quickly as possible to reduce the time spent in shelters and on the streets. All selected providers are required to participate in the local centralized coordinated assessment system.
Approved services are not intended to provide long-term support for households, nor will it be able to address all of the financial and supportive services needs of households that affect housing stability. Rather, assistance should be focused on housing stabilization, linking households to community resources and mainstream benefits, and developing a plan for future housing stability.