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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

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