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DHCD to Host Second Pre-Solicitation and Capacity Building Workshop

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will host the second of three Pre-Solicitation and Capacity Building Workshops to determine the capabilities of non-profit and for profit organizations to fulfill their housing development or community service proposals.

The second workshop will begin at 11 am, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 and will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, 1100 Alabama Avenue, SE. A final workshop will be held on March 27, 2013 to complete the series.

This workshop will assess the financial and operational capacity of nonprofit and for-profit organizations to participate in our home rehabilitation programs; administer department programs that provide counseling, financial or technical assistance; or execute affordable housing proposals.

“It’s important that our partners are aware of their capabilities to successfully develop affordable housing, provide financial assistance to potential homeowners or offer other critical services to residents in need,” said DHCD Director Michael Kelly. “This workshop establishes operational and financial targets that our partners should strive to attain. It will also detail the compliance required for use of federal and local funding sources.”

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.

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.