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Office of Housing and Community Development
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Affordable Rental Housing Development

The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is soliciting proposals to finance the development of rental units designed to serve low- and moderate-income households, using funding from the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (HTF), federal HOME and Community Development Block Grant funds.   This Request for Proposals (RFP) is designed to assist in providing gap financing for rental projects and is limited to those that will seek Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), including Preservation Credits, from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) in its 2015 Cycle.  PHFA’s deadline to submit LIHTC applications is January 30, 2015. The City is also soliciting proposals for affordable rental projects seeking Four Percent Tax Credits from PHFA. 

Please note that any proposal that received a commitment or conditional commitment of HTF, HOME or CDBG funds for LIHTC rental development from OHCD in the past and that has not been awarded LIHTC by PHFA MUST submit a new proposal in response to this RFP.  Only proposals received in response to this RFP will be considered for City support for Four Percent Credits and for Nine Percent Credits in the 2015 PHFA tax credit round.

Please note that any development with an existing commitment of a Four Percent or Nine Percent tax credit award from PHFA is NOT eligible for financing under this RFP. 

In addition, the City has set aside CDBG resources to fund the development of the commercial/retail portion of Mixed-Use projects seeking Low Income Housing Tax Credits. To be eligible for this financing, the project must be located on or near commercial corridors. 

In an effort to maximize scare affordable housing resources, the City will be coordinating this RFP with Philadelphia Housing Authority’s RFP for Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) for projects seeking Four Percent and Nine Percent Low Income Housing Tax Credits. 

This RFP is subject to City EEO requirements (see full RFP, click here).

Applicants should familiarize themselves with PHFA’s requirements and submit applications to this RFP that are eligible for funding from PHFA.  The proposal submitted to PHFA should be consistent with the proposal submitted to this RFP in location, number of units, development entity, income mix and financing.  The City reserves the right to withdraw its commitment of financing to a project submitted to PHFA that is inconsistent with the proposal submitted in response to this RFP.

Contacts
Questions regarding the content and/or requirements of this RFP should be directed to Melissa Long, Deputy Director, OHCD, at melissa.long@phila.gov

Briefing Session 
Interested parties are strongly urged to attend a briefing session:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 1 p.m.
OHCD Board Room
1234 Market St., 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

This room is accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you have a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate, call James O’Toole at 215-686-9760 (TDD 215-686-9803) or email him at james.o’toole@phila.gov. Advance notice of 72 hours is required for sign-language interpreter services.

Proposal Submission
Proposals must be in the format described in the RFP.  The full RFP is available on this website, click here, and at OHCD at the address below.  Proposals are due by the revised deadline of no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 to:

            Office of Housing and Community Development
            1234 Market St., 17th Floor
            Philadelphia, PA 19107
            Attention:  Deborah McColloch, Director

Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted and will not be reviewed.

City of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter, Mayor
Office of Housing and Community Development, Deborah McColloch, Director

Office of Housing and Community Development
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Affordable Rental Housing Development
Special-Needs Development

The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is soliciting proposals to finance the development of rental units designed to serve low- and moderate-income households with special needs, using funding from the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (HTF), federal HOME and Community Development Block Grant funds.   This Request for Proposals (RFP) is designed to assist in providing gap financing for rental projects and is limited to those that will seek Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), including Preservation Credits, from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) in its 2015 Cycle.  PHFA’s deadline to submit LIHTC applications is January 30, 2015. The City is also soliciting proposals for affordable rental projects seeking Four Percent Tax Credits from PHFA. 

Please note that any proposal that received a commitment or conditional commitment of HTF, HOME or CDBG funds for LIHTC rental development from OHCD in the past and that has not been awarded LIHTC by PHFA MUST submit a new proposal in response to this RFP.  Only proposals received in response to this RFP will be considered for City support for Four Percent Credits and for Nine Percent Credits in the 2015 PHFA tax credit round.

Please note that any development with an existing commitment of a Four Percent or Nine Percent tax credit award from PHFA is NOT eligible for financing under this RFP. 

In addition, the City has set aside CDBG resources to fund the development of the commercial/retail portion of Mixed-Use projects seeking Low Income Housing Tax Credits. To be eligible for this financing, the project must be located on or near commercial corridors. 

In an effort to maximize scare affordable housing resources, the City will be coordinating this RFP with Philadelphia Housing Authority’s RFP for Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) for projects seeking Four Percent and Nine Percent Low Income Housing Tax Credits. 

This RFP for Special-Needs Development is targeted towards projects that seek to provide permanent supportive housing for those individuals and families that meet the Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) definition of homeless. Preference will be given to those projects seeking to serve those households that meet the HUD definition of chronically homeless.  The project must be willing to implement a Housing First approach and provide all participants with the supportive services necessary to maintain their housing and live independently.

This RFP is subject to City EEO requirements (see full RFP click here).

Applicants should familiarize themselves with PHFA’s requirements and submit applications to this RFP that are eligible for funding from PHFA.  The proposal submitted to PHFA should be consistent with the proposal submitted to this RFP in location, number of units, development entity, income mix and financing.  The City reserves the right to withdraw its commitment of financing to a project submitted to PHFA that is inconsistent with the proposal submitted in response to this RFP.

Contacts
Questions regarding the content and/or requirements of this RFP should be directed to Melissa Long, Deputy Director, OHCD, atmelissa.long@phila.gov

Briefing Session 
Interested parties are strongly urged to attend a briefing session:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 1 p.m.
OHCD Board Room
1234 Market St., 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

This room is accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you have a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate, call James O’Toole at 215-686-9760 (TDD 215-686-9803) or email him at james.o’toole@phila.gov.  Advance notice of 72 hours is required for sign-language interpreter services.

Proposal Submission
Proposals must be in the format described in the RFP.  The full RFP is available on this website,click here, and at OHCD at the address below.  Proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 to

            Office of Housing and Community Development
            1234 Market St., 17th Floor
            Philadelphia, PA 19107
            Attention:  Deborah McColloch, Director

Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted and will not be reviewed.

City of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter, Mayor
Office of Housing and Community Development, Deborah McColloch, Director

Grant Applications to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Keystone Communities Program

The City of Philadelphia seeks PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Keystone Communities funding to support the following three community development priorities:

  1. Preventing homelessness by keeping people in their homes: 
    The City of Philadelphia seeks funding through the Keystone Communities Accessible Housing Program (AHP) to support its Adaptive Modifications Program (AMP) administered through the Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. (PHDC). This City-wide program is designed to help individuals with permanent physical disabilities live more independently and remain in their homes. Average cost per home in 2012 was $12,900. There is extremely high demand for this program: there are more than 400 disabled residents on the waiting list leaving them without the repairs needed to remain in their homes.

    DCED AHP Request:  up to $600,000
     
  2. Targeting investments in strategic neighborhoods with regional assets -- educational anchor institutions, access to transit and job centers -- and significant past City and DCED investment.
    These neighborhoods also align with the core goals of HUD’s Choice and Promise Neighborhoods grant programs. The City of Philadelphia is seeking Keystone Communities funding and designation for the North Central Philadelphia and Mantua neighborhoods.

    North Central Philadelphia – Choice Neighborhoods

    The City of Philadelphia in partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority, Temple University and Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), recently submitted a grant application for a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant for North Central Philadelphia. Click here to view a map. This grant request supports a wide-range of educational, housing, neighborhood and commercial development projects and programs over five years.

    DCED Request:
    up to $150,000 for residential and commercial façade improvements.

    Mantua – Promise Zone
    The City of Philadelphia in partnership with Drexel University, Mt. Vernon Manor, People’s Emergency Center, LISC, University City District and many others applied for a HUD Promise Zone designation. Designation would position the City and its partners favorably for future federal grants, including the $30 million Promise Neighborhoods. Click here for a map of the Mantua Promise Zone.

    DCED Request:  up to $150,000 for residential and commercial façade improvements.

  3. Targeting investments in traditionally strong and healthy neighborhoods with regional assets but experiencing areas of disinvestment.
    In 2014, the City will target DCED funding to support economic development activities in neighborhoods in the Northwest Philadelphia Commercial Corridors Coalition. Click here to view a map of the northwest commercial corridors. The commercial districts in this district include:
  • Main Street, Manayunk
  • Ridge Avenue, Roxborough
  • Ridge & Midvale Avenues, East Falls
  • Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill
  • Germantown Avenue, Mt Airy
  • Germantown & Chelten Avenues, Germantown
  • Ogontz Avenue, West Oak Lane

    These commercial districts support local businesses, create jobs and deliver services to local residents to keep them in Philadelphia with shopping, dining and events.

    DCED Request:
     up to $275,000 for planning grants, commercial façades and marketing/business retention activities and programs in and around the targeted corridors.

 

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