Pay for Success Permanent Supportive Housing Demonstration


The purpose of the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) and Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) PFS Demonstration is to strengthen communities’ ability to prevent and end homelessness and reduce avoidable incarceration by increasing the provision of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), a proven evidenced-based practice. The PFS Demonstration is an opportunity to equip communities with a new financing mechanism for funding PSH projects that will prevent returns to homelessness and reduce recidivism among the reentry population. The PFS Demonstration is also a valuable opportunity to test ways of achieving greater cost efficiency effectiveness in providing homelessness assistance while expanding communities’ access to available funding for PSH.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
1. Eligible Applicants. Applicants are applying to fulfill the role of intermediary as described in Section I.A.1.b.iv.(a). of this NOFA. See Section IV.B.1. of this NOFA for information regarding documentation substantiating eligibility. In accordance with the faith-based initiative, HUD welcomes eligible faith-based and other community organizations that meet the criteria of an eligible applicant as defined in this NOFA. Applicants should be aware that HUD does not provide any funding to nor does it accept applications from individuals through its competitive NOFA process. 2. Experience. A successful applicant should demonstrate its, or its mentor’s, knowledge of and experience in carrying out a PFS model as well as the capacity to implement a PSH Intervention by working with partners and identifying the resources necessary to manage and operate the demonstration. Competitive applicants will meet some or all the following criteria: a. High-performing with a consistently successful record of past performance; b. Experience in completing a PFS Feasibility Analysis; structuring a PFS Contract that successfully closed; or other relevant experience with social finance or social innovation; c. Experience in facilitating partnerships between public and private entities; d. Advanced knowledge of and experience with the PSH model using a Housing First approach; e. Knowledge of the research base for PSH; f. Expertise and experience in the operationalization of research methods. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Marlisa Grogan
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $1,300,000.00


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