Applications due November 15, 2022
The Tucson Homeless Work Program is a collaborative effort to provide day labor/temporary employment opportunities for people experiencing homelessness while simultaneously addressing municipal clean-up needs and contributing to a more welcoming and vibrant Tucson. The program is collaboratively administered by the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department, City of Tucson Environmental and General Services Department, and not-for-profit organizations.
The Tucson Homeless Work Program supports pathways out of homelessness through work, community collaboration, and navigation of existing services. The program primarily serves persons for whom more structured employment-based services such as traditional job training programs and/or longer-term employment programs may be out of reach and provides the support they need to prepare for these types of opportunities and/or direct employment.
The City of Tucson has received short-term supplemental funding from the Arizona Department of Housing to temporarily expand the Tucson Homeless Work Program through June 30, 2023. This RFP invites proposals from not-for-profit organizations with capacity to support work crews comprised of 7-10 persons experiencing homelessness through the program. Selected offerors will work closely with the City of Tucson Environmental and General Services Department which assigns and monitors the program’s community clean-up jobs which generally consist of areas used as encampments and/or where non-hazardous trash has accumulated.
The City of Tucson anticipates awarding up to $837,611 to support four or more Homeless Work Crews through June 30, 2023. Non-profit applicants may apply for funding to support 1-4 work crews.
Please direct all questions regarding this solicitation to HCD Human Services Manager, Austin Puca, by emailing Austin.Puca@tucsonaz.gov.