Today, the Human Services Department released a non-competitive Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to establish a roster of authorized encampment operators in response to Ordinance 124747. This roster will identify those eligible to apply for a permit to operate on city and privately owned property within the City of Seattle, as well as receive Seattle General Fund reimbursement for eligible operating expenses of transitional encampments.
The city anticipates that the first encampment site utilizing city or privately owned property will be identified and operational by late summer 2015. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will oversee the permitting process for operators of eligible sites. Only authorized encampment operators from HSD’s roster will be eligible to receive a permit. Inclusion on the operator roster does not guarantee receipt of a permit or reimbursement of all operating expenses
The application deadline for Authorized Encampment Operators RFQ is due Thursday, May 14, 2015 by 12:00 PM.
Visit HSD’s funding opportunities website to learn more and to apply.