Request for Proposals for community-based agencies to aid in Eviction Diversion Initiative (EDI)

RFP/Bid Solicitation Number:11122021/EDI  Department: Division of Housing and Community Resources
Related Links: Eviction_Diversion_Initiative_RFPNJ W9.pdf, NJ Standard Terms and Conditions.pdf, Waiver and DPA Contract Checklist.pdf 


This pilot initiative will fund 1-4 community-based agencies to place experienced case workers in each county vicinage in landlord-tenant proceedings. These Resource Navigators will be available to attend eviction proceedings (virtually or in person) and to provide information and linkages to resources that may help tenants prevent eviction. Resource Navigators will provide information about the availability of rental assistance at local, state and federal levels, status of rental assistance applications, the process for filing for eviction protections, benefits available at the federal, local and state level, linkages to legal services and other resources to assist in diverting evictions, and linkages to other intervention supports to households experiencing crisis. Resource Navigators must be trained in anti-eviction resources and programs, including the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Eviction Prevention Program (EPP) self-certification and rental assistance process, homelessness prevention assistance, and benefit programs at the federal, state and local levels. Resource Navigators will liaise with landlord-tenant court legal specialists and assignment judges and be familiar with updated court procedure and process.


This RFP is available for printout in the following formats:
Microsoft Word [.doc]

and Acrobat [.pdf]

The grant term is January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022.


Submission of bid closes on November 30, 2021


A virtual technical and training session will be hosted on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm via Go-To-Meeting:

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 984-993-757

All bid submissions must include completed mandatory compliance forms.

Click on the links below for mandatory compliance documents:
NJ Standard Terms and Conditions.pdf
Waiver and DPA Contract Checklist.pdf 

Click on this link for the NJSTART Vendor Portal: