The City of Boston’s Age Strong Commission invites all interested agencies to submit proposals for a Comprehensive Hoarding Program to comprehensively address the clinical treatment and clutter reduction needs of Boston residents with hoarding disorder.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) will open Monday, May 16, 2022 at 9am EST and proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, June 8, 2022 by 5pm EST via the city’s purchasing website and supplier portal. The “bid event” for this RFP is EV00010737. The total funding available for the entire program is $220,000. Proposals may only be submitted via the portal and will not be accepted via email or in-person.
NOTE: The City of Boston purchasing and supplier portal will be offline/not available from May 19-23, due to a planned maintenance. During this time, vendors are encouraged to work off-line on proposals and then submit via portal May 24 through the June 8 deadline.
Hoarding cases appear primarily in older adult populations and are complex, often requiring continued intervention by numerous city departments and partner organizations. This RFP seeks the holistic and comprehensive solution to assess, intervene, and treat hoarding disorder including on-site assessment, crisis case management, individual and family counseling, decluttering and clean-out services (as well as administering the program, including billing insurance companies).
Equity is a core value of Mayor Michelle Wu and of the City of Boston. Many of the residents who will be served are low income and people of color who lack resources to access assistance on their own. People served by this program will be some of the most vulnerable city residents who are at risk of homelessness if they don’t receive assistance.
All agencies will be notified of funding decisions by Wednesday, June 22, 2022 for start-up on Friday, July 1, 2022. The funding is for a one-year period July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
This project is in partnership with other city departments including the Mayor’s Office of Housing, Inspectional Services Department (ISD), the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), and the Boston Fire Department.
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