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City of Albuquerque: Rapid Re-Housing Program

Deadline: August 30, 2019

The City of Albuquerque seeks proposals from organizations interested in providing services for populations experiencing homelessness to implement a Rapid Re-Housing Program for homeless individuals and/or families. The priority is to fund projects that lead to improved outcomes to:

  • Increase Behavioral Health Stability: People who have otherwise experienced substance use and/or mental health disorders are actively engaged in services that address their identified needs and have reduced or eliminated the utilization of crisis services, and are able to maintain employment and have increased daily functioning in the community and at home.
  • Increase Housing Stability: People who have otherwise been precariously housed or experienced homelessness maintain residence in a safe and affordable dwelling.
  • Increase Public Safety: Adult and/or juvenile criminal justice system involvement is reduced or eliminated for people who have otherwise been arrested, incarcerated, or court involved.
  • Increase Family Resilience: Family resilience refers to the functioning of the family system in dealing with adversity. The family becomes able to withstand and rebound from disruptive life challenges, becomes strengthened and more resourceful.

The priorities above also involve a focus on addressing the social determinants of health to achieve greater well-being and equity for all. Substantial evidence confirms the link between social, economic, and physical conditions and health outcome disparities. Social Determinants of Health include access to healthcare services, availability of services to support housing and behavioral health stability, lifelong education options, public safety, and social services.

Rapid re-housing services must include, but not be limited to:

  • Providing rental assistance via housing vouchers, including deposits and utility assistance as needed to obtain a rental unit
  • Developing and supporting success of an individualized service plan
  • Providing linkage to and continuity support for services, or directly providing supportive services, such as case management, counseling, job readiness training, vocational classes, and life skills education
  • Assisting in transitioning to permanent housing

Amount: Up to $2,000,000 will be allocated for the implementation of a rapid re-housing program for individuals and/or families experiencing homelessness. Rapid re-housing assistance for the individuals and/or families can be provided for up to one year.

Eligibility: An agency which is a unit of state or local government and/or an agency currently incorporated as a nonprofit corporation, duly registered and in good standing with the State of New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, which has not-for-profit status under 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code and which has demonstrated capability in providing the services for which it is applying is an eligible responder.

Link: https://www.cabq.gov/family/partner-resources/request-for-proposals

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