The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Division of Tenant Resources, is issuing a request for proposals for the awarding of up to 45 Section 8 Project Based Vouchers (PBVs) for lease up in 2014 or later.
The use of federally-funded Project Based Vouchers is subject to the regulations set forth in24 CFR 983, as well as the Project Based Housing Assistance Payment Contract (HUD Form HUD 52530B). Restrictions include, but are not limited to, the fact that no more than 25% of the units in a building may be subject to a PBV Housing Assistance Payment contract. Excepted units from the 25% rule include units housing the elderly, disabled, or families actively receiving supportive services.
In addition to adherence to all federal regulations, HPD will apply the following selection criteria when evaluating requests under this competition:
- Size: Buildings must be 30 units or less
- Condition: Buildings must be scheduled to undergo rehabilitation within the next 12 months
- Occupancy: Buildings must be currently occupied or temporarily vacated with original tenants returning
- Extent to which the PBV proposal promotes the goals of the City’s Consolidated Plan, with priority given to proposals that help reduce in-rem housing stock, rehabilitate distressed properties, and encourage homeownership
- Extent to which the PBV proposal provides evidence of readiness to proceed with required rehabilitation activities
- Demonstration of owner’s willingness to relinquish contract units at turnover, thereby gradually reducing the size of the HAP contract.
Application Due Date: September 20, 2013
To access the Application click HERE.
All selected proposals will be subject to subsidy layering review and approval, as well as environmental reviews before contracts are awarded.
For more information, contact Dinsiri Fikru, Director of Policy and Special Programs, Division of Tenant Resources, at 212-863-7200.