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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Request for Proposals for 2022 Homeless Housing & Assistance Funds and Affordable Housing Funds

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is announcing the availability of Homeless Housing and Assistance funds and Affordable Housing funds for projects and services related to low-income and very low-income shelter and housing opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, are at risk of homelessness, or are unable to obtain affordable housing.

A competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) Process will be used to select vendors to provide services or housing projects that will advance homeless housing and assistance and affordable housing priorities established by the Affordable Housing and Homeless Housing Task Force and the County and City Joint Oversight Board. 

Funding for these housing projects and services comes from recording fees.  One funding stream is to provide Homeless Housing and Assistance and the other is to provide Affordable Housing.  In each category (Homeless Housing and Assistance and Affordable Housing) the County has two types of revenue streams:

  • Sustainable revenue that is likely to continue in future years (and will be made available each year competitively); and
  • One-time cash balances that will be exhausted once spent.  This is best suited for special projects or capital needs.

The contract term for affordable housing services/projects (from Affordable Housing Funds148) is to cover the period of January 1– December 31, 2022.

The contract term for shelter services/projects (From Homeless Housing and Assistance Funds 149) is to cover the period of January 1 – December 31, 2022.

The contract term for other (non-shelter) homeless housing and assistance services/projects (from Homeless Housing and Assistance Funds 149) is to cover the period January 1 – December 31, 2022.

Projects and service programs provided will be evaluated by contract compliance and demonstrated effectiveness of services.  Responses to the RFP will include specific outcomes and the measures that will show progress leading to achieving those outcomes.  Reporting on the outcomes and their measures will be required and included in contracts.  Note that the awarded funds cannot supplant any other sources of funds currently available for similar services to members of the population under consideration in the RFP.  These funds are not guaranteed to continue at the same rates, nor does the award of a contract guarantee future contracts.

A question and answer conference call is scheduled on June 30, 2021 at 2 p.m. Dial: 1-646-749-3122 access code: 268-514-605#

Click on the links below to access information on the available funding:  

Request for Proposals for 2022 Funding Homeless Assistance

2022 Funding Application Homeless Assistance

Request for Proposals for 2022 Funding Affordable Housing

2022 Funding Application Affordable Housing

Attachment A Five-Year Plan Objectives and Actions

Attachment B Insurance Requirements

5 Year Homelessness Plan

Fund Uses

or call 360-385-9100 to request an application packet.


Proposal Deadline: August 6, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. 

Sealed proposals must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope, “PROPOSAL – Affordable Housing and Homeless Housing and Assistance Funds.”
Mailing address for proposal is, Board of Jefferson County Commissioners: PO BOX 1220 Port Townsend, WA 98368.
Hand-delivered packets can be delivered to the Board of Jefferson County Commissioners at the Jefferson County Courthouse office located at 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.

 Proposals MUST be received by 4 pm on Friday, August 6th if hand delivered.  Mailed proposals must be postmarked no later than August 6th. Late proposals will not be accepted. Submittals made in an incorrect format will not be considered.