The City of Issaquah has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Emergency Housing Program Pilot. The extended deadline is now February 28, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Emergency Housing Program Pilot
The Emergency Housing Program will assist individuals who are homeless in Issaquah in their transition towards becoming housed and self-sufficient members in the community. The City is currently seeking a Case Management Service Provider interested in partnering with the city to help implement this program.
The project provides a timely opportunity to respond to an identified need in the community, as Issaquah has been experiencing an increase in the number of unhoused people, an increased visibility in the community and a decreased shelter and resource availability. The Emergency Housing Program (EHP) is a steppingstone toward transitional, supportive, and independent housing.
This new program will be a partnership between the City of Issaquah, Motel 6 – iQon Hospitality and the selected Case Management Service Provider. The selected case management service provider will be responsible for day-to day on-site operations (approximately 8:00am- 11:00pm) and social services including but not limited to providing meals and other basic needs, case management, life skills training, long-term housing planning, and connection to emotional and behavioral health support, education, employment, and other social and health related services.
The City of Issaquah allocated $700,000 per year for this two-year pilot project, for 2023 and 2024. Within that program budget, approximately $400,000/year is anticipated to cover the programmatic and service costs incurred by the partner Case Management Service Provider.
RFP's are due on February 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Questions regarding the RFP are accepted throughout the process and may be submitted to Monica Negrila via email, or via phone at (425) 837-3416. More information is available on the City's website.