Request for Proposals: Housing Affordability: Technical Assistance for Local Governments

  • September 9, 2019

Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from firms able to assist us to develop guidance and technical assistance materials for local government on planning for housing. We received $5 million in the 2019 Legislative Session to provide grant funds to local governments for activities to increase residential building capacity, streamline development, or develop a housing action plan. We also received funding for technical assistance related to housing affordability, and implementation of Chapter 348, Laws of 2019. An update to existing housing guidance and guidance related to the requirements of Chapter 348 is needed. All local government projects awarded under Chapter 348, Laws of 2019 must be completed by Feb. 1, 2021. This creates a very tight timeline to develop guidance that is of value to local governments in meeting their requirements. All entities meeting the minimum qualifications may submit a proposal by Oct. 8 at 4 p.m.

Download the full RFP. (Word)

Download the pre-proposal conference PowerPoint (PDF)

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