The Community Development Department (CDD) has issued a Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in support of the priorities outline in the City’s Affordable Housing Goals:
Multifamily production and preservation – CDD is soliciting proposals for projects that produce new multifamily rental housing or preserve existing multifamily rental housing for households with incomes at or below 60% AMI. Preservation projects may include projects that will extend the affordability period of existing income-restricted multifamily affordable rental housing and/or projects that propose to create affordable housing units by converting existing market-rate multifamily units to income-restricted affordable rental housing. The City anticipates that $15,000,000 will be available for multifamily projects. The source of funding is the City Funds, Community Development Block Grant, HOME funds and/or a combination of these funds.
Interested organizations attended a pre-proposal application workshop held on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EST. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop was held virtually, and attendees were introduced to the following Affordable Multi-Family Rental Development RFP Pre-Application Workshop Presentation. Answers to inquiries raised during the presentation can be found in the Affordable Multifamily Rental Developmnet RFP Questions and Responses document. Additionally, the Rental Programs Policy can be referenced, as addressed by the CDD, for all Rental Programs funded by the City of Durham..
Applications must be completed on-line through the ZoomGrants application portal, and will be due on Friday July 10, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST.