Bridge Housing

  1. Background
  2. What is Bridge Housing

To help meet the needs of the rising number of individuals experiencing homelessness, the City of Modesto has worked tirelessly to address the challenge of homelessness through the Three Prong Strategy: 

  • Community Accountability
  • Shelter/ Housing
  • Programs and Services

On November 7, 2023, the City Council approved the concept of Bridge Housing, and authorized staff to solicit sites, service providers, operators, and suppliers to help make a bridge housing project successful.  

  1. Request for Qualifications
  2. Process

Bridge Housing RFQs

With Council authorization, the City is soliciting 3 Requests for Qualifications: 

  • Host Sites 
  • Service Providers
  • Site Operators 

To develop a comprehensive list of available options for possible Bridge Housing projects. Additionally, the City approved up to $3 million to provide the Bridge Housing units, and infrastructure costs of the new Bridge Housing sites. These costs may cover the following:

  • Bridge Housing units
  • Accessory units required:
    • Bathrooms
    • Shower
    • Case Management/Intake/Offices
  • Onsite improvements
  • Offsite improvements

To be considered as a host site, site operator, or service provider, for a future Bridge Housing project, apply online below to respond to the Request for Qualifications.

Prior Bridge Housing program experience is not required nor does an organization need to be affiliated with a pending bridge housing project. Based on the proposed sites and available funding, the City will seek to partner eligible sites with eligible service providers and operators for a successful bridge housing project. These partnerships are not a requirement prior to the submission of an RFQ.