The Meyer Memorial Trust has announced a call for proposals that will increase access to quality private-market housing units for individuals living on low-incomes who are also justice-involved.
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- Type of Award: Grant. Project support: Investments that support a clearly defined set of activities that are carefully planned and designed to achieve a specific outcome or goal. Projects generally have a beginning and end date.
- Award Amount and Grant Period: A maximum of $150,000 over two years, with most grants in the range of $60,000 to $75,000 per year.
- Total available funding: Meyer has made available up to $1,000,000 in grant funds for this RFP.
- Have a proven track record of effectively working with justice-involved individuals (below or at 60% Median Area Income) by providing specific services for people previously involved in the criminal justice system, people near release date or those under correctional community supervision.
- Have a successful track record in housing placement and retention and relationships with local private-market landlords or property management companies.
- Leverage additional resources to support renter stability once housed, such as rent assistance, supportive services, etc.
- Promote partnerships and collaboration among local stakeholder organizations, including public agencies, private landlords, management companies, community-based organizations (including culturally specific organizations where appropriate) and justice-involved individuals.
- Have a commitment to equity and understand how to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Have focused strategies designed to support communities of color, Indigenous communities or Tribes (which could be included alongside other populations the organization may serve).
For more information, visit https://mmt.org/housingrfp