Solicitation for Offers (SFO) for the Leasing of Bridge Housing Sites for the District of Columbia Department of Human Services (DHS)
DHS will use the offered properties as housing units for families. A “Focused Housing” model which will create temporary housing facilities (ideally targeted to no more than 50 and no less than 15 contiguous units per site) is being implemented. However, the District is able to entertain some flexibility in that target number. A portion of the building’s footprint should be available to be utilized for program support spaces, which may be provided in the form of additional apartment units. Supportive services will be provided on site and will be geared toward supporting families to achieve housing stability, improving quality of life and working to sustain self-sufficiency. Ideally, such program support spaces may include amenities such as a community room (450 sq. ft.), administrative area (5 offices, 130 to 150 sq. ft. each), on-site laundry facility (315 sq. ft. – approximately 4 washers/4 dryers is preferred), and parking for the staff. Such amenities are desired but not required for this Solicitation. Property owners will provide property management of the property. Partially occupied buildings will not be accepted. However, sites/properties which include multiple buildings may be considered.