FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2022
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NYCHA REOPENS ANNUAL REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS PROCESS FOR DEVELOPERS, GENERAL CONTRACTORS, PROPERTY MANAGERS, AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS INTERESTED IN JOINING THE PACT PROGRAM
NYCHA has pre-qualified 201 entities, 37 minority- and women-owned firms, and 38 non-profit social service providers in the effort to bring comprehensive repairs and resources to 62,000 apartments with PACT
NEW YORK – Today, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced the re-release of the PACT Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit partners for the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program. The RFQ supports the Authority’s aim to partner with diverse teams to provide residents with comprehensive repairs and upgrades to their living spaces, buildings, and grounds. The PACT RFQ enables NYCHA to streamline the PACT procurement process by creating pre-qualified lists of developers, property managers, general contractors, and social service providers who are eligible to partner with NYCHA on PACT projects. The prequalification list is currently refreshed annually, and this year’s pre-qualified partners will be eligible to respond to the Round 12 Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) released in December 2021 and forthcoming RFEIs issued later this year.
“The collection of development partners and social service providers approved under NYCHA’s pre-qualification process has played an instrumental role in delivering comprehensive apartment repairs and community resources to our residents,” said NYCHA’s Chair & CEO Greg Russ. “Widening the pool of capable firms interested in working with us will allow the Authority to continue addressing a range of critical needs at NYCHA campuses citywide.”
“NYCHA is committed to partnering with as many qualified entities as possible to achieve the goals of the PACT program and ensure our projects are reflective of our residents’ needs,” said NYCHA’s Executive Vice President (EVP) of Real Estate Development Jonathan Gouveia. “The annual RFQ process allows us to enhance the relationships we’ve established with our current partners and identify talented new firms that can deliver comprehensive rehabilitation plans across our portfolio.”
“The PACT program is an essential entry point for the Authority to engage with entrepreneurs of color, woman-owned businesses, and nonprofit organizations that share our vision for increasing equity and opportunities for public housing residents,” said NYCHA’s EVP of Community Engagement and Partnerships Sideya Sherman. “We are excited to see the depth of experiences and perspectives from the diverse firms interested in working with us in 2022.”
NYCHA’s goal is to include 62,000 apartments in the PACT program in order to bring the benefits of comprehensive apartment repairs and building upgrades, as well as enhanced property management and social services, to more than 142,000 residents, all while retaining tenant protections and public control of NYCHA’s housing stock. Since the program's inception in 2016, the PACT program has generated more than $3.1 billion in capital funding for comprehensive apartment renovations and building infrastructure improvements for more than 14,700 households.
Following the release of the RFQ, the Authority will make its pre-qualified lists of partners public in order to facilitate the creation of comprehensive development teams. The RFQ will be followed by solicitations for specific PACT projects involving NYCHA developments. Once proposals for each project are received, resident leaders will work with NYCHA to select partners for their development.
Through PACT, developments are included in the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and transition to a more stable, federally funded program called Project-Based Section 8. PACT depends on partnerships with private and nonprofit development partners. Once the property is converted to Project-Based Section 8, NYCHA leases the land and buildings to the development partners, who will conduct the repairs, serve as the new on-site property manager, and provide enhanced social services and community programs. NYCHA will continue to own the land and buildings, administer the Section 8 subsidy and waitlist, and monitor conditions at the development. More information on the PACT program can be found here.
The RFQ outlines how developers, general contractors, property managers, and social service providers can become official partners with NYCHA to rehabilitate and financially stabilize properties. Interested entities can learn more about the PACT program; specific opportunities for developers, general contractors, property managers, and social service providers; as well as the RFQ at an upcoming pre-submission conference scheduled for Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 10am on Zoom. There will be an additional pre-submission conference exclusively for social service providers on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 10am. For access to either of the pre-submission conferences, please RSVP through this link. More detail is also available on the NYCHA PACT webpage.
Developer, general contractor, property manager, and social service provider responses are due by 2pm on Thursday, February 17, 2022.
To view and respond to the RFQ, interested parties should download the RFQ from NYCHA’s PACT website and register for NYCHA’s iSupplier system. The RFQs are listed on the NYCHA Procurement Opportunities website under Negotiation Number #359905 for developers, general contractors, property managers, and social service providers.
About the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
NYCHA’s mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. Over 390,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 316 public housing developments and PACT/RAD developments formerly managed by NYCHA around the five boroughs. Over 190,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program.