City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency Request for Proposal
The City of Buffalo (“City”), through the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (“BURA”), is seeking proposals through the federalCommunity Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) to support fair housing in the City of Buffalo. Through this program, activities have been undertaken for tenant empowerment and landlord education on fair housing related issues in order to guarantee equal access to housing. For the funding period covered by this application the City will assess proposals received that address the goals outlined in the City's Consolidated Plan. As part of City’s restorative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is allocating additional resources to support fair housing to help increase housing equality, stability, and affordability in Buffalo.
Applicants must be incorporated non-profit entities to undertake fair housing activities within the boundaries of the City of Buffalo. 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: POSTMARKED by September 15, 2020
Request for Proposal submissions are due by mail to:
Yvonne C. McCray, Director of Housing
City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency
65 Niagara Square
Room-920 City Hall
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
RE: City of Buffalo Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Fair Housing RFP Submission (No. 2020-1FH)
A full copy of the Request for Proposal can be picked up in 315 City Hall or 920 City Hall, 65 Niagara Square Buffalo NY 14202, the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo NY 14203 and https://www.buffalourbanrenewal.com/rfps/ or http://www.buffalony.gov/bids