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Request for Proposals

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) project-based funding application

SEATTLE — May 25, 2012 — Seattle Housing Authority is requesting proposals from non-profit housing providers to partner in an application to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a waiver to project-based VASH vouchers.  Seattle Housing will request for up to twenty-four VASH vouchers, (approximately 8 per building) to be project-based.  Vouchers must be leased no later than February 28, 2013.

Each interested applicant should review HUD notice PIH 2011-50(HA) for program intent and requirements. 

Seattle Housing will select an application partner based upon the following information: 

Proposal Content:

  1. Scoring criteria (a) – The proposal must state when the project units will be ready for occupancy.
  2. Scoring criteria (b) - The proposal must describe the HUD-VASH related supportive services on or near the site and/or services available from sources other than the VA that will supplement the VA case management services.
  3. Scoring criteria (c) – The proposal must provide a property address and poverty rate for the census tract for the project units and the total number of PBV units in the project.
  4. Scoring criteria (d) – The proposal must include the experience of the developer and/or owner of the project units in the management and development of supportive housing unit for veterans, homeless, elderly and/or disabled families.

Applications will also be evaluated in coordination with other Service and Operating funders in King County.  As a result, projects will be evaluated based on 1) the need for this project based subsidy and 2) alignment of other operating resources within the building.

All proposals must be received by Seattle Housing Authority by
4 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012.  Proposals should be sent as pdf files to Nancie White, nwhite@seattlehousing.org.