RFP - Property Ownership Readiness


The City of Rochester is seeking proposals to administer a Property Ownership Readiness Program. The Program will assist Rochester residents at risk of displacement and work to fill a gap in existing homeownership programs by promoting local ownership and operation of small rental or resident landlord properties (1-4 family) by lower-income households. The program will stabilize housing through coaching and other activities that will provide tenants with opportunities to purchase and the ability to build assets, while increasing the number of affordable rental units in good condition owned and maintained by local landlords/housing providers. Professional services are needed to review applications from households whose housing stability is or has been at risk, as well as to provide financial assistance and access to education and financial coaching for those households to prepare them for ownership and property management. In addition, assistance should be included to assist successful participants in their process of locating an acceptable property to purchase. 

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 Pre-Proposal Conference

 A Bidders’ meeting was held via Zoom on Monday, December 20, 2021. Click here for a recording of the meeting.

Submission Information and Deadline

A complete electronic copy of the proposal must be submitted no later than 4:00pm on Thursday, January 27, 2022 to Lia Anselm, Senior Community Housing Planner at lia.anselm@cityofrochester.gov 


 Questions can be directed to Lia Anselm, lia.anselm@cityofrochester.gov or 585-428-9368.