Housing Stability for Homeless Schoolchildren
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TO PROVIDE HOUSING STABILITY FOR HOMELESS SCHOOLCHILDREN – REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)

The intent of this funding opportunity is to assist school districts and communities to form partnerships that will assist homeless households with children to regain housing stability and greater self-sufficiency, as well as keep the children on track with their education. Florida Housing expects to select up to three respondents to allocate up to $500,000 in HOME TBRA (Tenant Based Rental Assistance) funds for rental assistance up to 24 months. This RFQ will target counties with a population at or below 400,000 persons. There will be a preference to select at least one eligible applicant from a county with a population at or below 250,000.

GEOGRAPHIC AREAS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Because small and rural communities tend to have fewer housing resources or options than larger more populated communities, this RFQ will target counties with a population at or below 400,000 persons. There will be a preference to select at least one eligible applicant from a county with a population at or below 250,000.

PARTNERSHIPS

The Housing Stability for Homeless Schoolchildren Initiative expects to allocate Federal HOME TBRA to three eligible counties that best demonstrate a partnership of key local stakeholders that have the qualifications, resources and capacity to provide coordinated, family-centered, comprehensive supportive services that meet the intent of this funding opportunity.

The RFQ respondent must be the formal partnership between, at least, the following primary partners:

  • The county school district and its McKinney-Vento Program;
  • A public housing authority or agency (PHA) that serves the entire county;
  • The Federal HOME TBRA will be administered by eligible PHAs through a contract with Florida Housing.
  • A non-profit community-services provider that is qualified to provide case management and support services to homeless families in the PHA’s geographic area;
 

For more information on how to apply, click here.

DRAFT OF THE PREVIOUS RFQ (2021-02)

Workshop for RFQ 2021-02 Housing Stability for Homeless Schoolchildren Initiative