Housing Retention and Stabilization Services RFQ

Housing Retention and Stabilization Services RFQ

Release date: October 17, 2023 
Submission Deadline: Rolling

After the initial submission deadline, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The Qualified Housing Retention and Stabilization Service Provider List will be updated periodically to include newly accepted applicants.

Pursuant to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), the City of New York, through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), is inviting non-profit organizations with experience to submit qualifications demonstrating their interest and ability to perform the activities related to the Housing Retention and Stabilization Services required by various HPD development initiatives.

Building off the success of HPD’s Our Space Initiative, and through discussions over time with developers, managing agents, landlords and other stakeholders, in 2019, HPD designated a list of Qualified Housing Retention and Stabilization Service providers to assist formerly homeless households moving into HPD-assisted New Construction and Preservation projects. The goal of that assistance was to a) make a successful transition to permanent housing, b) maintain tenancy in the affordable housing unit, and c) achieve further stabilization via a connection to additional services.

This RFQ seeks to update the 2019 Pre-Qualified List to ensure that the broadest variety of capable providers can be suitably matched to projects across HPD’s development portfolio, in support of the growing number of apartments being made available to individuals and families exiting shelter. 

NOTE: Providers on the existing Pre -Qualified List must reapply in order to remain on the list.

The goal of this RFQ is to enable the City, acting by and through HPD, to review the qualifications of, and potentially select, a number of qualified Social Service Providers to whom HPD may refer owners, property managers, landlords, and other appropriate parties operating a New Construction or Preservation project with homeless set asides, when seeking Housing Retention and Stabilization Services for tenants residing in their property. 

Selection Criteria

Each Respondent must demonstrate its compliance with each of the threshold eligibility requirements outlined in the RFQ document. Failure to meet these requirements may result in elimination of the submission from further consideration under this RFQ. Respondents will not be given an opportunity to remedy deficiencies with respect to these threshold eligibility requirements after the application deadline.

Qualified Housing Retention and Stabilization Service Providers will be included on a Pre-Qualified List (PQL) that HPD will publish in early 2024 as a resource for interested developers. Developers will then review and directly hire Qualified Housing Retention and Stabilization Service Providers from the List, at their own expense; HPD will not be involved in the contracting process and will not be responsible for paying for Qualified Housing Retention and Stabilization services; however, HPD will review and approve all service plans and request periodic performance reports. This RFQ does not represent any obligation or agreement whatsoever on the part of the City or HPD.

Submission Requirements

On or before the submission deadline, the Respondent must submit Qualifications in accordance with the instructions and attachments contained in this RFQ, as well as in any Addenda that may be issued to this RFQ.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00pm on December 1, 2023 to HousingStabilizationRFQ@hpd.nyc.gov

The initial submission deadline is 12/01/2023 at 5:00pm. The Qualified List will be published in the first quarter of 2024 and will be periodically updated thereafter. In future, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Pre-Submission Conference

HPD held a virtual pre-submission conference on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 2:00pm.  

To access the pre-submission presentation, click here

HPD’s responses to questions submitted before the November 8, 2023, deadline can be found here.

RFQ and Required Forms


Inquiries should be directed to HousingStabilizationRFQ@hpd.nyc.gov.