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Request For Proposals (RFP)/Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

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Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD)
Request for Proposals
Year 41 Housing Counseling Activities

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is soliciting proposals for Housing Counseling activities for Fiscal Year 2016 beginning July 1, 2015.  Funding will be provided through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for services to residents of Philadelphia. Eligible applicants must be non-profit, in accordance with the federal tax code 501(c) (3).

OHCD intends to assist low and moderate income residents by providing housing counseling services to encourage responsible homeownership, curtail the loss of a home through foreclosure, and prevent homelessness.  Specifically, OHCD requests proposals for housing counseling services in the areas of foreclosure prevention in owner occupied homes (both in mortgage and tax foreclosures), first time homebuyer opportunities, and assistance to the City’s tenant population. In addition, OHCD expects to continue to provide settlement grants to first time homebuyers through the Settlement Assistance Program.  OHCD is also committed to funding housing counseling services specifically targeted to populations such as the disabled or the elderly. 

Proposal Deadline and Delivery
This RFP is available on this website. Copies of the primary RFP documents will also be available at the OHCD reception desk, 1234 Market Street, 17th Floor during normal business hours.  However, Appendix F, the General Provisions for Housing and Economic Development contracts will only be available on this website (see below).

Proposals must be delivered to OHCD no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  Proposals received after this time will not be considered.  There will be no exceptions to this deadline.

Ten (10) copies of the proposal, including one unbound copy, must be delivered to the following address:

Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD)
1234 Market Street, 17th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Attn.:  Hiram Carmona 

Briefing Session
Applicants are encouraged to attend a briefing session on the RFP requirements on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.  The briefing will be held in the 17th floor Boardroom at OHCD, 1234 Market Street.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to obtain and review a copy of this RFP and bring it with them to the briefing.

Please download all of the following documents to complete this RFP:

RFP Housing Counseling Services

Cover Page Applicant Cover Page

Appendices A, B, C: (A) City of Philadelphia Tax and Regulatory Status and Clearance Statement, (B) Local Business Entity of Local Impact Certification,
(C) General Disclaimer of the City of Philadelphia

Appendix B-2: Diversity Report of Nonprofit Organizations

Appendix D: Office of Economic Opportunity Antidiscrimination Policy- Minority, Woman and Disabled Owned Business Enterprises Forms, Instructions and Special Contract Provisions

Appendix E: Campaign Contribution Disclosure Forms

Appendix F: General Provisions for a Professional Services Contract

Exhibit A: Units of Service

Exhibit B: Budget

Exhibit C: Map of Place-Based Initiatives

Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD)
Request for Proposals
Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NACs) Services 2015

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is soliciting proposals for the Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) Program funding for the City 2016 Fiscal Year.  Applicants shall undertake specific activities in targeted geographic areas that must contain at least 51 percent low- and moderate-income people. Under the NAC Program, Neighborhood-Based Nonprofit Corporations shall provide residents the opportunity to provide input on housing, community, commercial and economic development programs and related citizen participation, public information and neighborhood planning activities.  Through this RFP, the City shall select resident-based organizations to engage neighborhood residents in activities that support the City’s core objectives.

Briefing Session
Applicants are encouraged to attend a briefing session on the RFP requirements on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 10:00 am.  The briefing shall be held in the OHCD Boardroom, 1234 Market Street, 17th floor.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to obtain and review a copy of this RFP in advance of this briefing. 

Proposal Deadline
Proposals must be delivered to the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) by no later than Friday, March 6, 2015, 4:30 pm. Proposals received after this time shall not be considered.  There shall be no exceptions to this deadline for any reason.

Ten (10) copies of the proposal, including one unbound copy, must be delivered to the following address:

Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD)
1234 Market Street, 17th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Attn.: Belinda Mayo

Documents for this RFP:
Interested parties should download the full RFP, Appendices and Exhibits from the list below. A copy may also be obtained at the OHCD reception desk 1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

RFP Neighborhood Advisory Committee Services

Appendices A, B, C: (A) City of Philadelphia Tax and Regulatory Status and Clearance Statement (B) Local Business Entity of Local Impact Certification
(C) General Disclaimer of the City of Philadelphia

Appendix B 2: Supplier Diversity Policy

Appendix D: Office of Economic Opportunity Antidiscrimination Policy- Minority, Woman and Disabled Owned Business Enterprises Forms, Instructions and Special Contract Provisions

Appendix E: Campaign Contribution Disclosure Forms

Exhibit A: Map of Eligible Census Tracts

Exhibit B: List of Eligible Census Tracts

Exhibit C: NAC Organizational Conditions

Exhibit D: Neighborhood-Based Non-Profit Corporations (”NBNPC”)’s Certification of Compliance with all Federal, State, and City laws, ordinances, and resolutions and Certification of Non-Indebtedness to the City of Philadelphia

Exhibit E: Budget

Exhibit F: Checklist

Policy - Planning Housing - Programs Acquisition/Disposition City Initiatives Financials

Consolidated Plan

Housing Resource Guide

Legal Notices

Press Releases

RFPs

Reports

Homeownership Programs

Home Repair Programs

Homes for Sale

Rental Housing

Special-Needs

Housing Counseling

Acquisition

Vacancy/Disposition

Contact Us

Job Openings

Link to PHDC website

Link to PRA website

Choice Neighborhoods

Anti-Predatory Lending

Avoid Foreclosure Scams

Foreclosure Prevention

Housing Trust Fund

NACs

Auditing

HUD

Income Guidelines

Keystone Communities

PHFA

Tax Abatement

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