Housing & Community Development Department

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Michelle Starratt
Housing Director

Homeless Programs

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Homeless Provider Incubator Fund

The intent of the Homeless Provider Incubator Fund is to support and encourage the growth of small, nontraditional organizations that are, or would like to begin, providing shelter, outreach, or other direct services to unsheltered people. Funds are available to support a wide range of services and interventions for unsheltered homeless residents. Potential services include (but are not limited to):

  • Winter/Cold Weather Shelter
  • Warming/Drop-In Center
  • Safe Parking
  • Showers/Bathrooms
  • Tiny Homes
  • Outreach and Engagement Activities
  • HIV/AIDS services

Funds may not be used for food or feeding programs. All funded activities must be legal in the jurisdiction(s) in which they will be conducted.

Total funding in the amount of up to $800,000 is available to support awarded proposals over a contract period of 12 to 24 months. The Bidder Information Session will be October 13th at 2pm on Zoom.

View/Download RFP (PDF - 2.0 MB)

View/Download Application (PDF - 3.8 MB)

HPIF Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 11/3/20) (PDF - 198 KB)