District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), and District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH)
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Grants to Washington, DC, nonprofit and for-profit housing developers, owners, financial consultants, and others to construct, restore, and preserve affordable housing units for underserved residents. A preliminary Stage 1 application may be required prior to submission of the full proposal. Funding is intended to support the construction of new housing projects for families and individuals at risk of homelessness, as well as the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing units for low-income households.
The RFP seeks impactful proposals to produce new affordable housing units for households earning less than half of the Median Family Income (MFI), with a special emphasis on creating Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) for individuals and families who were once homeless and continue to be at imminent risk of homelessness. (PSH includes persons with disabilities for whom self-sufficient living may be unlikely and whose care can be supported through public funds.) DHCD also seeks to fund projects that preserve existing, occupied affordable housing units reserved for low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income households.
Funding is awarded for projects that address very specific needs, with regard to income levels served and the supportive housing models followed. For specific terms, see https://dhcd.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dhcd/service_content/attachments/DC%20DHCD%20Summer%202019%20Affordable%20Housing%20RFP%20-%20Final%20with%20Mayors%20Order.pdf#page=4.
Eligible project types:
a. Production - Funding for new construction projects, or projects that rehabilitate vacant buildings, that produce units reserved for households earning 0-30 percent of MFI or 31-50 percent of MFI.
b. Preservation - Funding for the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing, occupied housing with at least five units, where affordability will be preserved for existing low-income tenants at any income level no greater than 80 percent of MFI.
For further details about these project types, see https://dhcd.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dhcd/service_content/attachments/DC%20DHCD%20Summer%202019%20Affordable%20Housing%20RFP%20-%20Final%20with%20Mayors%20Order.pdf#page=13.
For new construction rental projects — and rental projects that rehabilitate existing, vacant buildings — at least 5 percent of the units, and no less than one unit, must provide PSH (Permanent Supportive Housing).
Financing for Development Subsidies (Gap Financing) may be used for most development finance purposes including, but not limited to: Acquisition costs, soft costs, financing costs, predevelopment costs, and hard costs (new construction and rehabilitation).
GrantWatch ID#: 186344
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://octo.quickbase.com/db/bj3c9rkzp?a=nwr&nexturl=https://octo.quickbase.com/db/bktkegi66
To ask questions and view responses: https://octo.quickbase.com/db/bjc34b76f?a=showpage&pageid=44
For questions, contact:
Development Finance Division
DC Department of Housing and Community Development
1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, 2nd Floor
Washington DC 20020
USA: Washington, DC
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