College Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) RFP
The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) is soliciting proposals from professional individuals or firms to assist with identifying non-housing related barriers experienced by students participating in the College Housing Assistance Program that impacts students' ability to meet program requirements and/or remain enrolled in a post-secondary program. Additionally, we request an environmental scan of supports available to address the challenges students identify and if students face any real or perceived barriers accessing the support services.
Proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than May 29, 2020, at 3:00 PM (local time) and should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Proposal: CHAP Evaluation and Environmental Scan” in the subject line. We suggest that you use a read receipt when submitting your proposal.
Questions regarding this RFP should be directed in writing prior to 3:00 PM (local time) on May 15, 2020 to Jess Thompson at email@example.com. THA will accept these questions by email only.
Questions & Answers
What is the anticipated role of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University (the program’s third-party evaluator) in this scope of work?
The Hope Center's evaluation is looking at students who received tenant-based vouchers during 2017 - 2019. The scope of their evaluation does not include students using property-based subsidies. This second subsidy model was introduced in early 2019. The disenrollment rates associated with the new subsidy model sparked interest in this research.
Pg 11 lists “The following describes the project scope overall..” Who is responsible for this work and what is the timeframe?
The post-secondary education Project Manager will be leading the larger scope of work in partnership with the colleges. The larger timeline is difficult to define at this time as it is contingent on what the research uncovers and the accessibility of any supports that may be identified as benefiting CHAP students. There is also a great likelihood of impacts from COVID limiting the education partners' capacity, yet we hope this project may help identify additional supports. If the project does indeed identify the need for additional supports that are in the community, implementation would likely not begin until the 2021-2022 academic year.