The San Francisco Human Services Agency (SF-HSA) announces its intent to seek proposals to provide homeless youth with services.
The Agency is seeking organizations or individuals interested in contracting to provide rental subsidies and services to young adults, ages 18-25, who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The identified agency will work with youth to locate and secure independent affordable rental units, sign their own lease or rental agreement, maintain their housing, and work towards continued self-sufficiency.
- Complete an assessment and intake on all participants.
- Recruit landlords to provide housing opportunities.
- Assist eligible youth in finding and securing appropriate rental housing.
- Address barriers to obtaining housing (credit history, employment, poor rental history, legal issues, income, etc.).
- Assist youth in building their financial capability (becoming financially literate, having and sticking to a budget, operating checking and savings accounts).
- Assist youth in understanding their lease.
- Provide referrals to appropriate services that will assist the youth in gaining skills that promote self-sufficiency and greater independence.
- Provide frequent and regular intensive case management services which includes, but is not limited to the following: crisis management; landlord mediation; money management; independent living skills; income assistance; employment; education; substance abuse services; mental health services.
- Make home visits a minimum of once a month.
- Assist youth in transitioning off the subsidy, remaining in the unit, paying full rent independently, or moving to another permanent housing setting.
- Ensure that staff who administer the programs are adequately trained, culturally competent, and have experience in working with the target population.
- Include and integrate the participant voice in program implementation and management.