Request for Proposals for Technical Assistance

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST, Friday, May 12, 2017.

Applications should be submitted in PDF format via email to:

Questions about this solicitation should be directed to Kate Finley, (212) 376-5206 or

The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) is soliciting applications from public housing authorities who would benefit from nine months of technical assistance as they seek to plan and implement reentry programs or change their policies in order to safely increase access to housing for people with juvenile records and/or adult criminal records.

Housing authorities of all sizes are encouraged to apply, including those administering housing choice vouchers. In addition, multiple housing authorities in the same geographic area may decide to apply together in a single application, in the event that they have common goals and believe that coordinating their reform efforts will increase the local impact of their work.

Applicants must submit application packages via email, in PDF format, to Applications should include: (1) a letter of intent and commitment, (2) an application narrative, and (3) letters of support (optional, but recommended).  

Download the full RFP for detailed instructions about the application.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on Friday, May 12, 2017. Selected sites will be notified and a public announcement of the selection will occur in June 2017.