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Permanent Supportive Housing

City/County Collaborative Request for Proposals


Harris County is releasing this application in collaboration with the City of Houston and the Houston Housing Authority to achieve the Houston/Harris County Continuum of Care goal to end chronic homelessness in the county by 2016. To minimize duplication of effort in the application process, Harris County and the City of Houston have developed a joint application hosted by the City of Houston. The City of Houston and Harris County’s Guidebooks are posted below. 


        City of Houston PSH Multifamily RFP Guidebook

       Appendix One: Harris County HOME PSH RFP Guidebook


Access to the application and guidance material is available on the City of Houston’s website. Please use the following link: http://www.houstontx.gov/housing/rfps-applications-and-downloads. Scroll to the MULTIFAMILY section for material.


A pre-bid conference is scheduled to be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 601 Sawyer, Houston, Texas 77007 in the 1st floor conference room.


PSH City/County Collaborative RFP – in Spanish (Español)


Earl Hatcher Commons (formerly known as Magnolia Glen) A Permanent Supportive Housing Project Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


For additional information and guidance on Permanent Supportive Housing


Questions should be directed to Candace Stevens, Housing Analyst at Candace.Stevens@csd.hctx.net 






Harris County has now opened Job Number #14/0155 for the Program Year 2015 (PY2015) Request for Proposals (RFP) for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG).  The Guidebook and Applications will be available from June 6, 2014 through July 7, 2014 to all eligible applicants through the Harris County Purchasing webpage (http://www.harriscountytx.gov/Purchasing/default.aspx). On Purchasing’s main page, click on Bid Listing in the left menu and follow the instructions to register with BuySpeed Online and gain access to Bid # 14/0155. Applications are due to the Harris County Purchasing Department, 1001 Preston, Suite 670 (6th Floor), Houston, Texas 77002 by July 7, 2014, at 2 pm. Please visit our Funding Guidelines page (http://www.csd.hctx.net/rfq.aspx) for general information regarding the CDBG and ESG Programs. Program specific questions regarding the PY2015 RFP process should be directed to staff as follows:


CDBG General Activities:  Jared Briggs (713) 578-2238
CDBG/HOME Affordable Housing:   Jared Briggs (713) 578-2238
CDBG Public Services:  Shanna LeBrum (713) 578-2051
ESG: Ellyn Pulido (713) 578-2047


If you would like to be included on our mailing list to receive funding notifications or register for an applicant conference, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.


Click here to view a PDF of the PY2015 NOFA


PY2015 Entitlement Funding RFP Public Notices

·         Public Notice – Español (Spanish)

·         Public Notice – Viet (Vietnamese)


 PY2015 RFP Timeline



Distribution of Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to mailing list

June 2, 2014

Publishing Public Notice regarding RFP

June 6th, 13th and 20th, 2014

Issue RFP

June 6, 2014

Applicant Conferences (8410 Lantern Point)

Register by emailing rfp@csd.hctx.net

Applicant Conference - CDBG Public Services

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Applicant Conference - ESG

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Applicant Conference - CDBG General

Thursday, June 12, 2014

10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Technical Assistance Week (by appointment)

June 23- 27, 2014

RFP Deadline
Harris County Purchasing Office

1001 Preston, Suite 670

July 7, 2014

2:00 pm

Publishing Public Notice of recommended projects

October 2014

Commissioners Court approval and mailing of conditional award letters

December 2014

PY2015 Annual Action Plan submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

January 2015

Program year begins

March 1, 2015


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If you would like to be included on our mailing list to receive funding notifications, please provide all contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.




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