Bridge Housing Host Site RFQ

Through this Request for Qualifications the City is soliciting a from interested parties to expand or develop their locations to serve as sites for Bridge Housing. This includes public or private property, including but not limited to the following:

  • Vacant or Underutilized lots; or
  • Pre-existing buildings (e.g., large houses/residential properties, dorms, church/faith facilities, nursing homes, hotels, commercial space, schools, etc.)

Respondents are asked to consider the following needs in identifying suitable locations:

  • Proximity to public transportation
  • Vacant or Underutilized lots
  • Vacant lots should be relatively flat, remediated or otherwise free of environmental hazards (contamination), and be able to accommodate the operations (e.g., up to 30 units of small rapidly deployable shelters/sleeping cabins) and bathroom facilities.

Pre-existing buildings should have the ability to:

  • Provide adequate bathrooms (and showers) or the ability to use mobile bathrooms for the number of expected clients
  • Contain rooms or areas that can be converted into sleeping rooms (all room sizes will be considered)
  • Include a kitchen or accommodate food delivery and service for the clients)
  • Meet applicable fire and building code for individuals to occupy the space overnight and/or 24/7, and adhere to all applicable state and federal laws for occupancy.

Successful sites will have the following plans or partnerships demonstrated within their proposal:

  • Site Control
  • Site Operator if not the property owner
  • Case Management service provider if not the property owner