City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency Request for Proposal-HOME Investment Partnership Program

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 federal HOME Investment Partnership Act to assist in the development of affordable housing projects in the City of Buffalo. The City of Buffalo and BURA will support projects that provide for an increase in the number of affordable housing units through new construction of Single Family Infill for First Time Homeownership. The project location for this RFP is – Laurel Avenue in the Masten Park Neighborhood of the City of Buffalo.

Strategic Redevelopment of vacant residential Parcels Owned by the City of Buffalo – Laurel Avenue:

89 and 91 Laurel Avenue – one (1) New Build

96 and 98 Laurel Avenue – one (1) to two (2) New Builds

115, 119, 123 Laurel Avenue and 286 Masten Avenue - two (2) to three (3) New Builds

Through this program, activities have been undertaken to enhance ongoing neighborhood revitalization efforts. 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.

Applicants must be incorporated for-profit or non-profit entities to undertake affordable 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: July 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Request for Proposal submissions are due to:

Yvonne C. McCray, Director of Housing

City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency

65 Niagara Square

Room-315 City Hall

Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

 

RE: City of Buffalo HOME Investment Partnership Program RFP Submission (No. 2021-2H)

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 http://www.city-buffalo.com/BuraBids or http://www.city-buffalo.com/bids . or http://www.city-buffalo.com/bids .

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