Rapid Rehousing to Address Unsheltered Homelessness
The Homeless Services Consortium (HSC) of Dane County Board of Directors is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Rapid Rehousing Program that is funded with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) funds.
In April 2023, the Madison/Dane CoC was awarded funding under the Special Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to address unsheltered homelessness. The City of Madison was awarded funds through the Planning Grant. Madison Street Medicine was awarded funds for three projects: services at Dairy Drive, outreach coordination and a Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program. Since the award, Madison Street Medicine’s Board of Directors has determined they are unable to administer the RRH project. Madison Street Medicine was awarded $679,303 for a three-year grant to operate an RRH project. Madison Street Medicine is voluntarily relinquishing this grant. HUD will allow for these funds to be transferred to another agency. HUD has not confirmed if these funds will be renewable after the three years.
In order to provide additional resources to address unsheltered homelessness, HUD awarded Community Development Authority (CDA) ten Stability Vouchers. These are Section 8 vouchers that are paired with the RRH program. The agency selected to take over the RRH program must be willing to work closely with CDA to connect households with vouchers.
The HSC Board of Directors is seeking an agency who will take over the Rapid Rehousing project to address unsheltered homelessness. Applicant agencies must currently operate a Rapid Rehousing project OR currently receive Continuum of Care funds.
Funding Amount: $679,303 ($6,448 must be paid to HMIS Lead agency (Institute for Community Alliances) annually to provide training and technical support for projects focused on unsheltered homelessness, monitor and review data quality and complete data analysis)
Grant Term: Three years
Program type: Permanent Housing – Rapid Rehousing
Number served: 10 households without children
Population focus: households at Dairy Drive, then serving households from Coordinated Entry experiencing unsheltered homelessness
Required services: Case Management, Housing/Counseling Services, Transportation
Applicants should email the CoC Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide notice of intent to apply. Application materials are due at Noon on Friday, January 5, 2024 and should be submitted to email@example.com.