The Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse (BSAS) has just released a new Request for Responses to expand statewide access to temporary low-threshold housing and stabilization services for adults who are experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder and other co-occurring mental health diagnoses. This resource is intended to complement the existing low threshold, permanent housing model (i.e., the Housing First model) through this Temporary Low Threshold Housing RFR.

Additional details include:

  • This procurement totals $10 million, renewable twice for 2 year periods.
  • BSAS expects to fund 3-5 projects statewide with bed capacity of anywhere from 20-50 beds for a total of between 150-200 beds statewide.  There is no pre-determined geographic distribution.
  • The request presumes temporary housing with a flexible timeline, ending with a move to permanent supportive housing.

Applications are due Monday 11/28/2022 by 4:00 PM.

You can learn more here. 

This is a meaningful opportunity for our region. Please be in touch with Pamela Schwartz, Network Director, via this contact form or email her directly if you would like to discuss possible areas of coordination or collaboration. Thank you!

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