2024 Affordable Rental Housing Development & HOME-ARP RFP

Introduction/Overview

The City of Rochester and Monroe County, New York are seeking proposals from developers, non-profits, and housing service providers (Developers) to increase the supply of high-quality, safe, and affordable rental housing opportunities within the geographical limits of the city of Rochester and suburban Monroe County, where applicable.  Developers may respond to this RFP to competitively apply for gap financing, a Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes (PILOT) agreement, purchase of City-owned real estate, and/or an official City letter of support for assistance from New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYS HCR), New York State Housing Finance Agency (HFA), or other agencies and funding sources.  Projects will be ranked and then scored with “like” projects in, in terms of funding structure (9% versus 4% LIHTC).  This year, developers may additionally respond to this RFP to apply to the City of Rochester and Monroe County for HOME-ARP funding.  The primary goal of the City’s and County’s HOME-ARP program is to increase the supply of housing for households experiencing homelessness or other eligible Qualified Populations (QP), as defined by HUD HOME-ARP Notice CPD-21-10.  This includes a number of populations experiencing housing instability.  Developers may apply for HOME funding, HOME-ARP funding, or a combination of the two.  

To download the RFP, click here>>>

To download an Excel version of Exhibit C: Application Cover Page, click here>>>  

Additional Resources

Pre-Proposal Conference

On Monday, May 13th at 3:00pm, City and County staff held an information session via Zoom to present key elements of the RFP and provide Respondents with an opportunity to ask questions. For a recording of the information session, click here>>>

A transcript of questions received and answers provided by City and County staff can be found here>>> (updated June 13, 2024)

Submission Information and Deadline

A complete electronic copy of the proposal must be submitted on a USB, jump drive, or via Dropbox or other file sharing website no later than 12:00pm on Friday, June 28, 2024. Please submit your proposal no more than one time, using only one submission method.

A USB or jump drive may be submitted to:

City of Rochester - Department of Neighborhood and Business Development
Attn: Lindsay Nabozny, Senior Community Housing Planner
30 Church Street - Room 005A
Rochester, NY 14614

Proposals submitted via file sharing site may be emailed to Lindsay.Nabozny@CityofRochester.Gov

Questions

Any questions or requests for clarification should be sent in writing to both Lindsay Nabozny, Senior Community Housing Planner, at Lindsay.Nabozny@CityofRochester.Gov and John F. Lightfoot, Sr., Community Liaison, at JohnFLightfootSr@MonroeCounty.Gov