RFPs & RFQs

DHCD usually selects organizations to develop affordable housing or provide housing services through Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) or Requests for Applications (RFAs).

Current RFPs, RFQs and RFAs

DHCD has no current RFP/RFQ/RFAs at this time.


Previous RFPs and RFQs

RFP for Affordable Rental and Special Needs Housing Development 2017

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), 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), including Preservation Credits, from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) in its year 2017 Cycle. PHFA’s deadline to submit LIHTC applications is September 8, 2017. The City is also soliciting proposals for affordable rental projects seeking Four Percent Tax Credits from PHFA.

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.

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3 pm
DHCD Board Room
1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

This room is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodations in order to participate are required, please contact 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
An unbound original and six (6) copies of the proposal must be delivered no later than 4 p.m. on Friday June 16, 2017 to:

Division of Housing and Community Development
1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Attention: Melissa Long, Deputy Director

Questions related to the RFP may be directed to Melissa Long, Deputy Director, at 215-686-9789 or to melissa.long@phila.gov. Deadline for submitting questions is May 31, 2017.

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

Please download and complete the following documents (Attachments A, B, C are in the RFP):

RFP Rental and Special Needs Housing Development 2017

Attachment D: Fair Housing Goals

Exhibit A: 2017 Project Summary Form

Exhibit B: LIHTC 2017 Development Budgets

Exhibit C: 2017 OEO Plan

Exhibit D: 2017 Workforce Commitments

Exhibit E: 2017 Contractors Certification of Compliance

Exhibit F: Target Areas Map plus Tracts List

Exhibit G: Place-Based Strategies Map

RFA for Philadelphia LandCare Stabilization & Philadelphia LandCare Maintenance (2017)

The City of Philadelphia, through its Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), is issuing this Request for Contractor Qualifications (RFA) for the Philadelphia LandCare Stabilization and the Philadelphia LandCare Maintenance programs. These programs are two of the components of the City’s strategy to treat and maintain vacant lots. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), through a contract with DHCD, is the manager of these programs and will hold the contracts with the applicants selected through this process.  

This RFA is to pre-qualify a for-profit or a nonprofit organization to be eligible to apply for a landscaping contract.  In addition to this RFA, interested applicants must also respond to a detailed bid package being issued by PHS for either the Philadelphia LandCare Stabilization program or the Philadelphia LandCare Maintenance program (see below for further information about these bid packages). Funding for the Community LandCare Program, another component to the City’s vacant land strategy, is not a part of this RFA.

Mandatory Briefing

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)
100 N 20th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Please RSVP to this briefing to Kaitlyn Dibble, PHS, at (215) 988-8834 or kdibble@Pennhort.org. 

Application Due Date:  Tuesday, February 7th by 12 noon to PHS

Please download and complete the following documents:

LandCare Stabilization and Maintenance RFA 2017
Appendix D: Disclosure Forms

RFP for 8th and Berks (August 2016)

The Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) are soliciting proposals for a developer to construct affordable rental housing at 8th and Berks Streets near the Temple Regional Rail Station. RFP

RFP Affordable Rental Housing Preservation (2016)

The Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) are soliciting proposals to finance the preservation of subsidized multi-family affordable housing developments serving low-and moderate-income households. Eligible projects under this Request for Proposals (RFP) include subsidized rental developments (LIHTC, 811, 202) that are in need of capital improvements to maintain operations and affordability.

The City will provide gap financing with Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (HTF), federal HOME and/or Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. In addition, PHA may make available public housing operating subsidy under its Annual Contributions Contract (ACC). Developers are encouraged to leverage other available resources including Four-Percent Low Income Housing Tax Credits.

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

Thursday, December 15, 10 am
DHCD Board Room
1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

This room is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodations in order to participate are required, please contact 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
An unbound original and six (6) copies of the proposal must be delivered no later than 4 p.m. on Friday February 3, 2017 to:

Division of Housing and Community Development
1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Attention: Melissa Long, Deputy Director

Questions related to the RFP may be directed to Melissa Long, Deputy Director, at melissa.long@phila.gov. Questions must be submitted in writing by January 9, 2017. Answers to all questions received will be posted on the DHCD website by January 11, 2017.

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

Please download and complete the following documents:

RFP: Affordable Rental Housing Preservation 2016
Exhibit A: Summary
Exhibit B: Development Budgets
Exhibit C: OEO Plan
Exhibit D: Workforce Commitments
Exhibit E: Contractors Certification of Compliance

RFP for Year 41 Housing Counseling Activities (March 2015)

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.

The RFP, sample budget form and map are available for review

RFP Housing Counseling Services
Budget Forms
Map of Place-Based Initiatives

RFP for Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NACs) Services 2015 (March 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.

The RFP, sample budget form and checklist of required documents are available for review.

NAC RFP 2015
Budget Forms
Checklist

RFP for Point Breeze Affordable Homeownership Housing Development (May 2013)

The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD)is soliciting proposals for a developer to construct affordable homeownership housing on vacant land owned by the Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia. The available site includes vacant lots located at 2325-35 Cross Street and 2330-36 Greenwich Street as identified on the map and legal descriptions attached to this RFP.  The goal of this RFP is to maintain affordable homeownership housing opportunities in Point Breeze.  Proposals for rental housing are not eligible under this RFP.

The RFP is available for review

RFP for Point Breeze Cross Greenwich

RFQ for Vacant Land Stabilization and Vacant Land Maintenance (March 2013)

The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) has issued this Request for Contractor Qualifications (RFQ) for the Vacant Land Stabilization and Vacant Land Maintenance Programs. These programs are two of the components of the City’s strategy to treat and maintain vacant lots. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), through a contract with OHCD, is the manager of these programs and will hold the contracts with the applicants selected through this process.

This RFQ is to pre-qualify for-profit or nonprofit organizations to be eligible to apply for a landscaping contract. In addition to this RFQ, interested applicants must also respond to a detailed bid package being issued by PHS for either the Vacant Land Stabilization Program or the Vacant Land Maintenance Program (see below for further information about these bid packages). Funding for the Community LandCare Program, another component to the City’s vacant land strategy, is not a part of this RFQ.

The Vacant Land Stabilization bids will be for groups of sites, which vary from 30,000 to 160,000 square feet per each group. As in the past, contractors may bid on more than one group. The treatment for stabilization includes tree installation, re-grading, seeding, fencing and maintenance.

The Vacant Land Maintenance bids will be for about 15 groups, which are divided into areas by zip code. The square footage for each group ranges from 100,000 to 500,000. Companies may submit bids for more than one group. The scope of work for the Vacant Land Maintenance consists of 14 bi-weekly visits from April 2013 through October 2013. The treatment includes mowing, weeding and trash pick-up.

The RFQ is available for review

RFQ Vacant Land Stabilization and Vacant Land Maintenance