Louisville Metro issues Request for Proposals for Community Care Campus

July 13, 2023

Louisville Metro Government has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking one or more entities to transform the properties at Brook and Breckinridge streets, known as the Community Care Campus, into a central location for unhoused residents to stabilize and access services and housing.

“One solution does not fit all. Reducing homelessness in our community will take a multifaceted approach, and we are working quickly on multiple fronts to meet the needs and fill gaps in care and resources for our city’s most vulnerable residents,” said Mayor Craig Greenberg. “The release of this Solicitation of Interest is the next step in those efforts.”

The Community Care Campus will address a critical gap in the care of those experiencing homelessness by providing medical respite care to reduce hospital readmissions and assist with the transition to temporary or permanent housing. Other priorities for the site are: family overnight shelter and services, services supporting dually-diagnosed persons, and permanent affordable housing.

RFP respondents should have the capacity to operate and demonstrated experience in managing the development process, including programming and long-term operations at the Community Care Campus. Louisville Metro Government (LMG) may select one or more entities to handle overall site management, offer a specific service or operation in a specific building on the site, or offer a specific service or operation across the entire site. LMG will provide a long-term lease for the property to the successful respondent or respondents.

Completed responses should include a detailed narrative of services, target populations, experience serving those populations, expected outcomes and clients served, details of how the respondent will work with others on the site, a development plan that is compatible with the neighborhood, a project timeline, preliminary drawings, and finance and operating budgets.

Responses are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, August 11. The full RFP requirements can be viewed at https://louisvilleky.bonfirehub.com/portal. LMG will hold a pre-response meeting on Tuesday July 18, at 2 p.m. at 225 E. Breckinridge St.; respondents are required to attend.

The properties, which include five buildings on nine parcels, are situated next to Hope Village and The Chancery. Opened in 2022 and run by nonprofit The Hope Buss, Hope Village houses residents in tents and serves as an access point for food, mental health support, health care, addition and recovery services, conflict resolution training, sex education training, veterinary care for pets, and more. The Chancery will provide 34 units of bridge housing for formerly unhoused residents, as well as community space, shower, and laundry facilities for current unhoused community members. Work on The Chancery is out for bid and is expected to be completed in early 2025.

“Paired with Hope Village and The Chancery, the Community Care Campus will provide a greater continuum of care and allowing us to meet unhoused residents where they are,” the Mayor said.

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