Warning: Beware of Scams from Companies Claiming to Represent the FIHSH Conference – Please Read

Unfortunately, it has been brought to our attention that there are multiple companies contacting our past attendees, claiming to represent FCH and/or the FIHSH Conference (and/or leaving out important information so that it’s not clear that they do not represent us), offering “assistance” with exhibitor registration and hotel bookings. Some are coming from the number 888-511-7936 and saying they can help with the FIHSH conference you are planning to attend.

Two such companies that are aggressively cold-calling and spamming companies whose names have appeared on our “attending company”, “speaker” and “exhibitor and sponsor” pages are Exhibitor Housing Management (EHM / ehmtravel.com) and Exhibition Housing (EHS / ehshousing.com).

To be clear, these companies and others are NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED WITH FCH or the Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing and are not authorized to use our name or trademark in any solicitations.

We are working through the proper channels to stop the deceptive practices of these companies and apologize for their annoying behavior.

Please be aware of the following known scams which we’ve heard about over the last couple of weeks:

  • If you get a call from 888-511-7936 asking to speak to you about the FIHSH conference you are planning to attend, this is not from us, it is a scam.
  • No one should contact you directly to book your hotel room or offer you a “special discounted conference rate” or “can save you $30.00 off your room rate”. If you receive one of these calls or emails, it is a scam. They are not affiliated with us.
  • If you receive an email from documents@rightsignature.com with the subject line “Reservations Team has sent you the document Contract_For_Hotel_Reservation_Services.pdf to sign,” please
    ignore this message. This company is not affiliated with us, and it is a scam.
  • If you receive a phone call from someone wanting to speak to the “tradeshow coordinator or the person who is handling Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing that your company is attending in November”, it is a scam and they are not affiliated with us.
  • If someone emails you claiming to be from Florida Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing, or FCH,  Exhibitor Department, and the email is not from an FCH or AK Consulting email address, do not share any information with them. The company is not affiliated with us, and it is a scam.

We apologize to any attendees/exhibitors/sponsors who have received these scam calls or messages and assure you that we are not affiliated with these scammers.

City of Gainesville RFP to Administer and Implement Services for Low Barrier Emergency Services Shelter for Homeless Persons

The City of Gainesville has posted an RFP to “Administer and Implement Services for Low Barrier Emergency Services Shelter for Homeless Persons”.  Please click on the below link to view the details of the RFP;

https://www.demandstar.com/supplier/bids/Bid_Detail.asp?_PU=%2Fsupplier%2Fbids%2Fagency%5Finc%2Fbid%5Flist%2Easp%3F%5FRF%3D1%26f%3Dsearch%26mi%3D10071&LP=BB&BI=330790

City of Gainesville – Purchasing Division
P.O. Box 490, Station 32
Gainesville, FL. 32602-0490
Request for Proposal
Administer and Implement Services for Low Barrier Emergency Services Shelter for Homeless Persons
RFP -CMGR-180019-GD-0-2018/GD
                                                                                                              

 

Scope of Work: The RFP is designed to support an integrated system of housing assistance that can address the needs of persons experiencing homelessness and connect them with the resources needed to sustain housing and meet basic needs after services are provided. For these reasons, the City and County are requesting proposals from qualified organizations to provide Outreach, Low Barrier Emergency Shelter, Day Services, Rapid Rehousing Services and Housing Focused Case Management.
Ordering Instructions: This package can be downloaded from Onvia DemandStar on our website at http://www.demandstar.com.
Document Cost:
Bid Bond:
Pre/Bid Proposal Conference: Non-Mandatory
August 10, 2017
1:30pm
The Empowerment Center
Administrative Office
3055 NE 28th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32609
Due Date/Time: 8/29/2017 3:00 PM Eastern
City of Gainesville – Purchasing Division
Contact: Gayle Dykeman
Senior Buyer
Phone: 3523345021