Housing Stability for Homeless Schoolchildren
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TO PROVIDE HOUSING STABILITY FOR HOMELESS SCHOOLCHILDREN – REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) 2021-02.

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 RFQ 2021-02

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 RFQ (2021-02)

Questions and Answers from RFQ 2021-02 Workshop

March 23, 2021 Power Point Presentation for Housing Stability for Homeless Schoolchildren

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