Housing Ambassador Services RFEI

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 5:00pm

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is seeking qualified community-based organizations (CBOs) to submit a response to the Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for providing education and services to assist affordable housing seekers in preparing and applying for housing, as well as in providing information to clients about free “Ready to Rent” financial counseling services available through the City Council-designated financial counseling provider, Ariva.

This funding supports the “Ready to Rent” program, which is an inter-agency initiative managed by HPD and the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). A central component of this program is to support and expand the capacity of housing organizations and community social service providers (“Housing Ambassadors”), which is critical to the success of the New Yorkers looking for affordable housing.

Submission Requirements

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 5:00pm. Submissions must be emailed to Ambassadors@hpd.nyc.gov.

Interested organizations may register for and download the RFEI using the link below. The RFEI contains a detailed description of the program, eligibility criteria, and application requirements.

Additional Forms


Interested organizations may submit questions about this funding via email until Friday, November 19, 2021 at 5:00pm  to Ambassadors@hpd.nyc.gov. HPD will provide a written summary of the questions and responses to all interested organizations in advance of the submission deadline.

Accessibility questions may be directed to accessibility@hpd.nyc.gov.