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Selection process

The Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) usually selects organizations to develop affordable housing or provide housing services through:

  • Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Requests for Qualifications (RFQs).
  • Requests for Applications (RFAs).

RFP Affordable Rental & Special-Needs Housing Development – October 2023


The Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is soliciting proposals to finance the development of rental and special needs units designed to serve low- and moderate-income households using funding from the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (HTF), Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI), federal HOME, and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. This Request for Proposals (RFP) is designed to assist in providing gap financing for rental projects that will seek Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). PHFA’s deadline to submit LIHTC applications is December 15, 2023.

 The following are the FAQ’s from the 9% RFP Briefing:

  • Q: Are preservation projects required to have community meetings?
    A: The preservation projects of existing subsidized affordable housing development expiring are not required to hold community meetings.
    Please note all other projects are required to meet the community meeting criteria.
  • It was emphasized at the briefing that developers are required to submit a plan on how they propose to solicit and contract MBE/WBE contractors.  This is now a threshold requirement.

To view the RFP please go to this link on the PHDC website.

Previous opportunities

We’ve kept some previous RFPs on our site to give you a clear idea of what to expect.