Housing Connect announces the availability of up to 20 Project Based vouchers and 20 project-based HUD-VASH vouchers in partnership with the local Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center to for placement into Permanent Supportive Housing Projects that serve individuals that have a disability, history of homelessness, and severe barriers to housing. “Individuals with a disability” are defined at 24 CFR § 8.3 (see definition of “individual with handicaps”) and may include, but are not limited to, severe persistent mental illness (SPMI), a physical disability, and a co-occurring disorder. Individuals may have substance abuse issues but are not considered disabled on account of the substance abuse if the abuse is current and prevents the individual from participating in the housing or supportive services available at the site. “Barriers to housing” may include poor credit, little or no income, past evictions, incarceration, and a history of, or at risk of, being homelessness. Individuals must also be identified as high users of medical, mental health, and/or substance abuse services. Housing Connect is looking for proposals that also will include on-site or nearby services available to those utilizing these vouchers. Due to the population that is to be served with these vouchers, there must be a comprehensive service plan in place that will provide supportive services to help those served maintain housing. Housing Connect is requesting that only projects involving new construction apply.
Click here to download a copy of the RFP packet. RFP packets will also be available for pick up at Housing Connect office, 3595 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115. The APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE is 3:00 p.m., Wednesday October 9th, 2019.