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DHCD to Host Final Pre-Solicitation and Capacity Building Workshop

Monday, March 11, 2013

DHCD to Host Final Pre-Solicitation and Capacity Building Workshop

The three-part series concludes with a workshop on how to submit a proposal.

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will host the third and final Pre-Solicitation and Capacity Building Workshop which will provide tips on responding to the department’s request for proposals.

The workshop will begin at 11 am Wednesday, March 27, 2013, and will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, 1100 Alabama Avenue, SE. This will be the final workshop prior to the announcement of DHCD’s Notice of Funding Availability in April.

  • Click here to view the Final Pre-Solicitation and Capacity Building Workshop (March 27, 2013) presentation.

This final workshop will provide information to nonprofit and for-profit organizations on how to submit a proposal to participate in our home rehabilitation programs; to administer department programs that provide counseling, financial or technical assistance; or to request financing for affordable housing projects.

“It’s important that our partners are aware that submitting a proposal to DHCD is the first step of our process to consider their plan to successfully develop affordable housing or to offer other critical services to residents in need,” said DHCD Director Michael Kelly. “This workshop establishes our process for receiving, dissecting and eliminating proposals before we decide to recommend funding.”

DHCD has the responsibility to create and preserve opportunities for affordable housing for residents, to provide development opportunities for small businesses, and to revitalize underserved communities in the District.

The first workshop in the series was held in January and provided an overview of DHCD’s program areas, funding sources and estimated funding availability. In February, the second workshop examined the importance of compliance when using federal or local funding sources.

In April 2013, DHCD will publish a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) program, 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), and Department of Mental Health (DMH) funds administered by the department.

The Fiscal Year 2014 NOFA will also involve agencies such as the DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), DC Housing Authority (DCHA), DC Department of Human Services (DHS), along with DHCD and DMH to provide funding for Permanent Supportive Housing and related services.

The workshops are designed to better equip for-profit and non-profit organizations with the knowledge necessary to properly assess their business objectives, knowledge of DHCD programs, and capacity to execute their proposals.

There is no cost to attend the workshop, but pre-registration is required and available online only. For more information, please call (202) 442-7200.

Register for the workshop here.