On May 1, PHB released its Spring 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which makes available a total of $17.5M for the development, rehabilitation and/or preservation of affordable housing. PHB recognizes the significant unmet need for housing for people earning 60% of the area median family income and below. In keeping with that, PHB is seeking proposals that focus on these families. Some of the NOFA’s other policy priorities include: projects located in relatively high opportunity areas, an emphasis on equity and diversity in all project aspects including contracting and marketing and projects that demonstrate cost efficiency in design, construction and operation. The NOFA and all related documents can be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/64295
PHB will hold a mandatory information session on May 14 at 12 noon at PHB’s offices. At least one representative from each development team must attend.
Proposals are due at 3:00PM June 23.
Questions should be directed to Karl Dinkelspiel, the NOFA’s project manager, at 503.823.1354 or firstname.lastname@example.org