The information in this section is also available in the attached PDF.
SHS funds can be used to support a range of project-based PSH program models, and DHS is interested in working with potential partners to explore flexible and innovative strategies to achieve the county’s PSH unit goals. DHS will work collaboratively with each housing owner to develop a customized mix of funding and supports that are tailored to fit each project to ensure long-term stability and success for buildings, units and tenants. Projects with a commitment to create at least 10 PSH units will be eligible to select from a menu of SHS-funded resources that includes:
In addition to these funding options, all projects with SHS-funded project-based PSH units will have access to a risk mitigation fund that will cover (a) costs related to physical damage to units or common areas beyond normal wear and tear that exceeds the security deposit, (b) legal costs related to serious violations of the lease or state law, and (c) uncollected rent, up to certain limits. Projects will also receive ongoing support from a designated DHS contract manager.
Applicants should submit a brief proposal, not to exceed two pages, for each proposed PSH project. There is no limit to the number of proposals each applicant can submit. Proposals must include the following:
Proposals should be saved as a Word or PDF document and uploaded to ProcureNow. This is a rolling funding opportunity that will be made available through ProcureNow in a monthly cycle. Applications are due by the third Friday of each month at which point the Request for Interest will close in ProcureNow and then re-open the following Monday for the next cycle.