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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room


May 30, 2000

Press Contacts: Carol Abrams (212) 863-5176
Lisa Bellucci, NYC Housing Partnership (212) 493-7589

HPD, NYCHP Issue A Request For Qualifications for Private Development

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Richard T. Roberts today issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for two housing development programs administered in conjunction with the non-profit New York City Housing Partnership (NYCHP). The RFQ seeks builders and developers to create owner-occupied housing throughout New York City as part of the New Homes Program and the Neighborhood Builder Program.

As part of both programs, HPD makes land available and may provide subsidies to assist builders and developers in the construction of quality for-sale housing. The NYCHP assists with site feasibility analysis, processing of public approvals, financial packaging and marketing of homes. In addition, the Housing Partnership offers special financial and technical assistance to enable builders and developers participating in the Neighborhood Builder Program to secure the resources to successfully complete a housing project.

Interested parties can obtain a copy of the RFQ at the offices of HPD or the Housing Partnership at the addresses listed below between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning Tuesday, May 30. A $25 non-refundable fee will be assessed for each RFQ. The fee must be paid in the form of a certified check, cashier's check or money order payable to the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

NYC Department of Housing The NYC Housing Partnership
Preservation and Development One Battery Park Plaza
New Homes Programs 4th Floor
100 Gold Street, Room 9-P2 New York, NY 10004-1479
New York, NY 10038

HPD will hold a pre-submission conference for interested parties on Thursday, June 15 at 10 a.m. in Room 1R. Attendance at the pre-submission conference is strongly encouraged. Questions for the conference must be submitted no later than Thursday, June 8. Attendees should mail or fax questions to:

Joel Tranter
New Homes Programs
100 Gold Street, Room 9-P2
New York, NY 10038
Telephone: (212) 863-6094
Fax: (212) 863-8055
TTY: (212) 863-7934

People with disabilities requiring special accommodations either to pick up the RFQ or to attend and/or participate in the pre-submission conference should contact Joel Tranter at (212) 863-6094 so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

All completed RFQs must be delivered by hand to HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 9-P2 no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2000.

HPD reserves the right to negotiate with any number of developers, accept or reject any or all submissions received as a result of this RFQ, or postpone or cancel this RFQ in part or in its entirety.

HPD's mission is to promote quality housing and viable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers. The department is the nation's largest municipal housing development agency. Since Fiscal Year 1994, the agency has completed the construction or rehabilitation of nearly 58,000 units of affordable housing.

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