(Washington, DC) Michael P. Kelly, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), announces a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Home Investment Partnership (HOME) program, the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) program, 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) the Department of Mental Health (DMH) funds administered by DHCD, the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Local Rent Supplement Program (LRSP), the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) and the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) Program, and the Department of Human Services (DHS) supportive services funds for permanent supportive housing. CDBG and HOME funds for this NOFA are being made available from anticipated FY 2014 budget funds. This NOFA is being conducted pursuant to the FY 2014 (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014) Consolidated Action Plan prepared for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Community Facilities, Housing Counseling, Facade Improvement, and Small Business Technical Assistance will also be funded under this NOFA.
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES (DFD)
The District is interested in financing projects that focus on the following categories:
1) elderly housing; 2) special needs housing; 3) housing for chronically homeless individuals and families in mixed-income buildings with supportive services; 4) preservation of housing affected by expiring federal subsidies; 5) new/substantial rehabilitation of housing (5 or more units); 6) homeownership; 7) new construction and preservation of affordable housing units; 8) permanent supportive housing units for the exclusive use of DCHA, DMH and DHS consumers and 9) community facilities to serve low to moderate income persons.
HOUSING COUNSELING, FACADE IMPROVEMENTS & SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE RFA (RCS)
The District will provide funding to community based non-profit organizations to provide counseling services and training for homeownership, home preservation, tenants, and tenant groups. These services will support several DHCD housing programs and initiatives, including, but not limited to Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP), Single Family Residential Rehabilitation (SFRRP), Lead Safe Washington (LSW), Affordable Dwelling Units (ADU’s), and Inclusionary Zoning (IZ). In addition, grantees provide credit counseling, foreclosure counseling, tenant education, eviction counseling, as well as other housing services. The District will also provide funding to community based non-profit organizations for DHCD’s Facade Improvement Program and Small Business Assistance Program. In the Façade Improvement Program, non-profits will be selected to implement storefront improvement projects in targeted commercial areas. In the Small Business Assistance Program, non-profits will be selected to provide small business support services in targeted commercial areas which are intended to empower businesses and create jobs.
LOCAL RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM (LRSP), the HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM (HCVP) and the ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS CONTRACT (ACC) PROGRAM (DCHA)
The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) will provide project-based rental subsidies to qualified persons or households through this NOFA.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (DHS)
The Department of Human Services (DHS) will provide funding to community based non-profit organizations to deliver intensive supportive services to single adult and family participants (who are chronically homeless, vulnerable and face significant barriers to achieving self-sufficiency) in permanent supportive housing programs/projects funded through this NOFA. All organizations awarded DHS funding must provide supportive services in compliance with all provisions related to case management services under Section 29-2538 of the D.C. Municipal Regulation Title 29 (Public Welfare), Chapter 25 (Shelter and Supportive Housing for Individuals and Families), Section b38 (PSH Program – Assessment and Case Management).
All competitive Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Applications (RFAs) will be released on April 2, 2013. The RFP and RFA packages, including all application materials and the reference guidebook, will be available in CD format and can be obtained at DHCD, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20020, 1st floor reception desk daily from 8:15 am until 4:45 pm. This materiall is available download below.
Completed applications must be delivered on or before 4:00 pm, Eastern Time, May 31, 2013, to DHCD, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E., 1st floor reception desk, Washington, D.C., 20020.
No applications will be accepted after the submission deadline.
For additional information or updates, please call our RFP Hotline at (202) 442-7281 or visit our website: www.dhcd.dc.gov.
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS:
FY 2013 SPRING REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: