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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Press Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2000

Press Contacts: Carol Abrams (212) 863-5176
Kim Brown (212) 863-8076

HPD Issues A Request For Proposals
For The Tenant Interim Lease Program (TIL)

Commissioner Richard T. Roberts of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for service providers for the Tenant Interim Lease (TIL) Program. The TIL Program assists organized tenant associations in City-owned buildings in developing economically self sufficient low-income tenant owned cooperatives. The RFP will determine the eligibility of responding individuals and organizations to provide tenant training and technical assistance services in housing management and workout services.

The Program seeks providers for two "Scopes of Service" through this solicitation: 1) Tenant Training and Technical Assistance Services in Housing Management, and 2) Workout Services for Distressed Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) Cooperatives.

The proposed contracts are designed to provide training and technical assistance directly to tenants living in TIL buildings prior to the sale of the buildings and to tenant shareholders after the TIL building has been sold to an HDFC as a cooperative.

Interested parties can obtain a copy of the RFP beginning today, Thursday, May 18, by visiting HPD's office at 100 Gold Street, Room 7-T1 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HPD will hold a pre-proposal conference for interested parties on Wednesday, May 31, at 100 Gold Street, Room 1-R3. Interested parties are strongly urged to attend the pre-proposal conference. Attendees must submit questions for the conference no later than Tuesday, May 23. Questions should be mailed or faxed to:

Paul Phelan, Division of Alternative Management
100 Gold Street, Room 7-X4
New York, NY 10038
Telephone: (212) 863-6076
Fax: (212) 863-7306
TTY: (212) 863-7934

Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations either to pick up the RFP or to attend the pre-proposal conference should call (212) 863-6076 so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

All completed RFPs must be delivered by hand to HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7-X4, no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21.

HPD anticipates an award of up to three contracts, with one or more respondents for the provision of services for Scope A: Tenant Training and Technical Assistance Services in Housing Management for buildings in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn/Queens. HPD anticipates an award of up to two contracts, with one or more respondents for the citywide provision of Scope B: Workout Services for Distressed HDFC Cooperatives.

HPD reserves the right to negotiate with any number of qualified respondents, accept or reject any or all submissions received as a result of this RFP, or postpone or cancel this RFP 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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