DEADLINE EXTENDED! LA Civil Rights Seeks Research Partner for Black People Experiencing Homelessness Study

Posted on 02/22/2023
Image of tents near downtown LA. Text reads "Request for Proposals: Research Partner" support our research into Black People Experiencing Homelessness.

LOS ANGELES - The Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights Department) is seeking a Research Partner to support its Office of Racial Equity in developing a report on Black People Experiencing Homelessness (BEPH) in the City of Los Angeles. 

The research being led by the LA Civil Rights Office of Racial Equity stems from City Council motion 21-0702, which instructs the Department to help facilitate implementation of LAHSA's Ad Hoc Report on Black People Experiencing Homelessness. In the City of Los Angeles, that begins with a comprehensive study on the state of Black People Experiencing Homelessness in the city, the factors that drive racial disparities in homelessness, and specific strategies for intervention and a path to stable housing.

According the the LAHSA report, in 2018, Black people represented only 9% of the general population in Los Angeles County yet comprised 40% of the population experiencing homelessness. 

The racial equity study request for proposals can be found on under Opportunity Number 202661 or by clicking here.

All proposers must attend a mandatory proposers webinar on Zoom. This webinar will explain the RFP, discuss assistance available to proposers, and answer questions to assist proposers in fulfilling the minimum requirements to complete. Please note that registering on will be required to view the RFP and to be awarded a contract. 

All proposers must submit a Business Inclusion Program (BIP)/Subconsultant Outreach. At least 20 subconsultants must be contacted by March 23rd, 2023 at 12:00 AM (PST).

The previous deadline of March 3rd has been extended. The proposal deadline is now April 4, 2023 at 8:00 AM (PST).

Click here for more information.