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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD partners with Public | Purchase, to provide free Vendor Registration.To Register with The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD please click on the link and follow the instructions provided. The Harris Center Vendor Registration 

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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD regularly issues Solicitations for services, equipment and supplies related to our operations. The following links are provided as resources in the solicitation process. It is the responsibility of the potential vendor/contractor to comply with the submission requirements as outlined in the Solicitation.

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RFA - CCAP Short Term Housing Services

THE HARRIS CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH and IDD (formerly known as Mental Health Mental Retardation of Harris County) will be accepting responses to a Request for Application(RFA) for the following service:

The HARRIS CENTER for Mental Health and IDD (“The HARRIS CENTER”), through its Chronic Consumer Assistance Program (“CCAP”), is offering to contract with housing facilities to provide short term housing (up to 90 days) to clients identified by the CCAP.


Overview of Program:


The HARRIS CENTER for Mental Health and IDD, Houston Downtown Management District (“HDMD”), and Harris County Sheriff’s Office (“HCSO”) collaboratively identify adults experiencing chronic homelessness and exhibiting symptoms of mental illness in downtown Houston. The HARRIS CENTER Clinician engages these individuals into ongoing mental health treatment through the provision of intensive crisis intervention and wraparound care coordination services.  The HARRIS CENTER Clinician assists with early identification of symptoms of mental illness, treatment compliance, and human service delivery. The wraparound model is used to assist the individual with accessing and maintaining mental health services, reintegration into the community, and housing acquisition and retention.

The target population includes adults who are experiencing chronic homelessness and mental illness. HDMD will identify and refer individuals based on frequency and duration of homelessness and apparent need for mental health services to The HARRIS CENTER Clinician and HCSO Deputy.                                                          

The HARRIS CENTER in collaboration with HDMD and HCSO in assisting individuals with acquiring and maintaining stable housing and mental health services. The HARRIS CENTER Clinician and HCSO Deputy partner together daily and provide clinical and care coordination services in the community as a team. This Program takes a trauma informed approach to providing recovery oriented, wraparound services to the homeless community in downtown Houston who are experiencing mental illness. This Program actively utilizes the least restrictive means of care to engage individuals into necessary services and helps to develop community supports that will assist with transitioning from the streets into a stable, safe environment. Retaining stable housing and mental health care are the primary goals of the CCAP.


Vendor’s Role:

In addition to the clinical and care coordination services described above, The HARRIS CENTER’S CCAP will include up to 90 days of housing. We are seeking Vendors to provide housing to the clients enrolled in The HARRIS CENTER’S CCAP program.  Please refer to the Vendor Criteria and Requirement lists noted below, to see what is required of each Vendor.


Vendor CriteriaEach Applicant must provide the following:

  • IRS Form W-9
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Proof of General Liability Insurance
  • Proof of successful Fire Marshal Inspection within last year 


Vendor Requirements:

  • Facility meets all housing codes, per city, state and federal regulations
  • Housing must be Handicap Accessible
  • Housing must be “All Bills Paid”
  • Housing must be Furnished
  • Consent to Site Visit prior to selection of Vendors is required
  • Willing to enter into a Housing Agreement with the Agency for the benefit of Consumer
  • Keep the Facility clean and safe
  • Respond to requests for maintenance or upkeep
  • Room size or sleeping quarters must be at least 70 square feet per resident
  • Ensure that utilities included in the rent, are in working order and consistently available to the resident during occupancy
  • Provide monthly report of residents housed by unit # and number of days in unit  


Housing Application Links: