Contracting to Provide Supportive Housing Services
Washington County is committed to transparent, equitable and accessible procurement processes to fund SHS programs and services. Using Request for Program Qualifications (RFPQ), the Department of Housing Services has evaluated organizations for qualifications as SHS service providers based on their experience, capacity, mission alignment and commitment to the requirements of the program. RFPQ application and review processes were conducted in the Spring of 2021 and again, with Clackamas and Multnomah Counties, in the Winter of 2022. 116 organizations have been pre-qualified through these RFPQ processes in one or more of these service component areas:
- Outreach and Engagement Services
- Shelter and Transitional Housing Services
- Connection to Housing Services
- Housing Stabilization Services
- Wrap-Around Support Services
Each County will develop and manage contract allocation processes for service provision independently. Washington County will use both Direct Award and Request for Interest (RFI) processes for new and expanded program offers, depending on the criteria and scope of services needed. Any new and ongoing funding opportunities will be announced to qualified providers through the Open Gov procurement portal, and posted here.
Current funding opportunities for qualified providers:
Permanent Supportive Housing in Affordable Housing – The Supportive Housing Services program has an ambitious goal to achieve 500 dedicated supportive housing placements in affordable buildings throughout the County over the next few years. To help achieve this goal, the Department of Housing Services has created this Request for Information (RFI) seeking proposals from owners of housing interested in reserving housing units for PSH programming with funding for services that may include:, long-term rent assistance, onsite case manager and resident services, and enhanced building operations. This funding opportunity is available on a rolling basis.
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