Homeless and Housing Program

Seasonal Emergency RFP

Request for Proposals for Seasonal Emergency Shelter

Now Being Accepted

Chehalis, Washington – Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS) announced today that it is accepting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Seasonal Emergency Shelter. There is $125,000.00 in total funding available for the period of November 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.

The RFP is intended for applicants with the necessary capacity and experience to successfully deliver emergency shelter services for a minimum of 25 individuals, with an ability to scale up during hazardous weather events, who are unsheltered within Lewis County. Available funds must not supplant existing programs or services, but are intended to provide new and/or expand current services.

The RFP will open on October 14, 2021, with all proposals due by 4:00 pm on October 21, 2021.

Application available here:

Seasonal Emergency Shelter

Questions? Email justia.madrigal@lewiscountywa.gov

5-Year Housing and Homelessness Strategic Plan

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (PHSS) has adopted the new 5-Year Housing and Homelessness Strategic Plan. This 5-year plan serves as a guide for projects that use state and local funds to serve individuals experiencing homelessness and support affordable housing opportunities in our community.

In collaboration with the Department of Commerce, the plan includes required components that guide us in reaching deliverables around reducing homelessness in Lewis County. The components are:

1) Quickly identify and engage people experiencing homelessness

2) Prioritize housing for people with the greatest needs

3) Operate an effective and efficient homeless crisis response system that swiftly moves people into stable permanent housing

4) Project the impact of the fully implemented local plans on the number of households housed and the number of households left unsheltered, assuming existing resources and state policies

5) Address racial disparities among people experiencing homelessness.

Contracted Housing Providers in Lewis County:

Shelter and Rental Assistance

Hope Alliance (formerly Human Response Network) https://hopealliancelc.org/
815 W. Main St., Centralia, WA 98531 (360) 748-6601 (800) 244-7414

  • Services for Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Emergency Shelter Services for Women and Children
  • Medical Advocacy
  • Rape Crisis Services
  • Protection Orders
  • Support Groups
  • Community Education and Outreach
  • Crime Victim’s Compensation

Housing Resource Center https://www.hrclewiscounty.com/
621 South Diamond, Centralia, WA 98531 360-736-5140

  • Emergency Shelter Services
  • Homeless Prevention
  • Housing and Essential Needs
  • Rapid Rehousing
  • Case Management
  • Community Education and Outreach

Gather Church https://www.gatherchurch.com/

100 Rock St., Centralia, WA 98531 360-827-0264

  • Coordinated Entry
  • Food Box Delivery
  • Care Coordination
  • Meds First Clinic
  • Clothing Bank
  • Eat Free Cafe

Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington http://www.longviewha.org/
360-423-0140 Toll Free (866) 570-8840
“Serving the low income citizens of Longview and the unincorporated areas of Cowlitz, Lewis, Wahkiakum and Pacific Counties in Washington State.”

Homeless Prevention Services

Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties https://www.caclmt.org/
409 North Tower Avenue, Centralia, WA 98531 360-736-1800

  • Weatherization

Salvation Army https://centralia.salvationarmy.org/centralias/overcome-poverty/
303 North Gold, Centralia, WA 98531
360-736-4339

  • Homeless Prevention
  • Meal Assistance
  • Job Training
  • Food Bank
  • Hygiene Center
  • T-RAP (Emergency rental assistance)

Permanent Supportive Housing

Reliable Enterprises http://reliableenterprises.org/housing-services/
Eligibility for permanent supportive housing is done in conjunction with Coordinated Entry Services through Housing Resource Center http://lewiscsp.org/

Food & Shelter Services

https://lewiscountygospelmission.org/

https://www.bethel-church.com/hcm

Public Health & Social Services contact:

Justia Madrigal, Housing Coordinator
360 NW North St.
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone: 360-880-6919
Fax: 360-740-1438
justia.madrigal@lewiscountywa.gov