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Denver solicits proposals for eviction legal defense and prevention services

Denver’s Department of Housing Stability (HOST) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for eviction legal defense and eviction prevention services to address the increased risk of eviction caused by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal will cover services through December 2021, with possible extensions.

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DENVER – Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – Denver’s Department of Housing Stability (HOST) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for eviction legal defense and eviction prevention services to address the increased risk of eviction caused by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal will cover services through December 2021, with possible extensions.

HOST is seeking responses from service providers that have experience providing eviction legal defense and/or eviction prevention services such as free legal services including legal advice for residents facing an eviction and/or in-court eviction representation; community navigation and support in accessing emergency rental assistance and other eviction prevention resources; tenant/landlord mediation; coordinated call center connecting residents facing an eviction to appropriate eviction legal defense and prevention resource(s); or other innovative programs or services aimed at providing eviction legal defense or eviction prevention services to address the increased risk of eviction caused by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposals will be required to demonstrate a strong commitment to integrating into existing service delivery systems of eviction legal defense and prevention programs and services and willingness to participate in regular communication and coordination with such programs and services.

Interested parties should submit their proposal at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com (title: 2021 Eviction Legal Defense and Prevention Funds for the Department of Housing Stability (HOST)). Vendors must register with Bidnet to view the RFP and apply. Proposals will be accepted until 1 p.m. on April 29, 2021. A pre-bid virtual conference will be held on April 2, 2021.