RFPs/RFQs: Professional Services to develop a 10-Year Housing and Investment Plan

Professional Services to develop a 10-Year Housing and Investment Plan

The City of Cleveland Department of Community Development is requesting proposals from firms to provide professional services to help develop a 10 year housing and financial strategy for the City and Study Areas that includes investment and policy recommendations for communities to support affordable housing, mixed income neighborhoods and municipal growth.

The City’s administration of Federal funds is largely output oriented today rather than outcomes driven. Through a strategic ten year planning horizon, we would like to reorient the work of the department to be more outcomes based.  We would like to understand whether our programs are not only improving the quality of life of residents today, but also developing the building blocks to catalyze long term neighborhood revitalization.

The RFP is a collaboration between the Departments of Community Development, City Planning and Economic Development. In addition to affirming, modifying and establishing incentive tools for the Department of Community Development to stimulate housing investment in the City’s neighborhoods, the results of the study will be integral to the development of an updated City Planning Citywide Plan and City’s Consolidated Plan. Existing neighborhood plans and not-for-profit initiatives will inform the development of a final ten year Housing and Investment Plan. Department of Community Development is managing the consultant/contract for the purposes of the funding source.

Pre-Submission Meetings:
•    December 4; 3pm EST
•    December 11; 11am EST
•    January 23; 10:30am EST

Note:  January meeting attendance is mandatory after submitting letter of intent by January 17, 2020. Teleconferencing is available.  The call in number is 605-472-5670, access code is 200020.

Opening Date/Time: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 8:00am
Closing Date/Time: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 3:00pm
Community Development
Contact Name: 
Michiel Wackers
Contact Phone: 
(216) 664-4143
Yes, attendance is mandatory
Meeting Date/Time: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:30am
Meeting Location:
Mayor’s Office
601 Lakeside Avenue
Red Room