City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency Request for Qualifications/ Evans Bank Housing Opportunity Fund

City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency

Request for Qualifications


The City of Buffalo (“City”), through the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (“BURA”), seeks a professional, qualified organization to manage and provide program delivery services funded by Evans Bank Housing Opportunity Fund.

BURA seeks Qualifications from experienced Homebuyer Education Providers (Providers) to participate in the City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency First Home Club. The overall goal of this initiative is to continue to build and sustain healthy and stable neighborhoods through the creation of affordable quality first-time homebuyer opportunities.

In order to be considered for a contract, the Provider must:

  • document they have been in existence as an experienced homebuyer education provider for at least one year prior to entering into a contract with BURA;
  • document by its immediate past and current activities that it has the ability to implement the eligible activities and tasks;
  • document a Board of Directors that is fairly representative of the City and/or neighborhoods to be served;
  • document the experience and the capacity of the program staff, board members and the organization as a whole to implement the proposed scope of services in a timely manner;
  • document that they have developed partnerships and linkages with qualified lenders offering First Home Club Savings Programs, as well as the faith-based community.

It is the policy of BURA, that all local Minority/Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE’s) be encouraged to submit proposals. BURA continues to ensure that all locally owned M/WBE’s are afforded the maximum opportunity to participate as Applicants or Sub-Applicants in the provision of goods and services for BURA. BURA encourages the award of at least thirty percent (30%) of the total dollar value of this project directly or indirectly to M/WBE’s.

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, August 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

No email submissions are being accepted and no extensions to the submission deadlines will be granted.

Request for Qualifications submissions are due to:

                                    Yvonne C. McCray, Director of Housing

                                    City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency

                                                65 Niagara Square

                                                Room 313 City Hall

                                                Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

RE: Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency First Home Club


A full copy of the Request for Proposal can be picked up in 313 City Hall or 920 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square Buffalo NY 14202; the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo NY 14203 or go to the City of Buffalo Website and under Formal Bids.

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