Funding Opportunities

Safe Outdoor Space

October 29, 2020 

Denver’s Department of Housing Stability (HOST) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the management of Safe Outdoor Space, and/or other innovative approaches to temporary emergency sheltering, during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. The proposal will cover services at dedicated temporary outdoor shelter sites through December 2021, with possible extensions.

HOST is seeking responses from service providers that have experience serving persons experiencing homelessness in outdoor environments in a trauma-informed and person-centered way. HOST is seeking proposal(s) from service providers that are interested in providing managed support at city owned or controlled sites and/or at privately held sites where the proposer has demonstrable site access for operations and services.

Interested parties should submit their proposal at (title: Safe Outdoor Space). Vendors must register with Bidnet to view the RFP and apply. Proposals will be accepted until 3 p.m. on November 13, 2020. A pre-bid virtual conference will be held on November 3, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

August 7, 2020

Denver’s Department of Housing Stability (HOST) is seeking proposals for a variety of housing programs and services utilizing both federal and local funds. Proposals are sought for housing opportunity, housing stability and homelessness resolution programs to be funded in 2021.

HOST is soliciting proposals in the following program areas:

Housing Opportunity

  • Housing Counseling (HC)
  • Down Payment Assistance (DPA)
  • Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs)

Housing Stability

  • Tenant/Landlord Counseling
  • Rental/Homeowner Access and Modification Program (RHAMP)
  • Emergency Home Repair (EHR)
  • Single Family Rehabilitation Program (SFR)
  • Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
  • Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance Program (TRUA)
  • Eviction Legal Defense

Homelessness Resolution

  • Shelter Operations
  • Shelter Programming
  • Outreach Programs
  • Employment Services
  • Re-housing Interventions
  • Supportive Housing
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs
  • Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus Relief Programs (ESG-CV)

Innovative Programs and Services

Professional Services

Application Information:

The HOST NOFA application is available at The request for proposal number is 29220M. The deadline to submit funding applications in response to the NOFA is Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 4 p.m. Mountain time.

A general information meeting for NOFA applicants will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 10 a.m. Mountain time via Microsoft Teams: