In an effort to provide sustainable, affordable housing inventory, the City will award a maximum of 14 residential, single family lots through an RFP process and provide a $1.1 million-dollar Revolving Loan Fund at 0% interest to build new single-family residential homes on infill lots within the City of Tampa.
Per the program funding guidelines, the homes must be sold to income eligible homebuyers.
The homes must be constructed to meet the Florida Building Code, the City’s Housing and Community Development Division’s Design Criteria for Infill Housing and comply with all applicable land development regulations based on the configuration of the lots offered within the project area.
Please contact Marquaz McGhee at (813) 274-7938 or e-mail at [email protected] if you have any questions.
April 20Infill Phase II Kick Off
10:30 am - Register in Advance for this meeting:
This meeting is the first opportunity to get local developers and the City of Tampa staff together to discuss everything that will guide the project to success. The purpose of the kickoff meeting is to lay the foundation for a successful project- it’s an opportunity to ensure the City of Tampa and potential development partners are on the same page with scope, goals, budget, and operating mechanisms. During this kick off meeting we will provide the following: Project background, project purpose, scope, plan of action, and roles that will bring more affordable housing opportunities to the citizens of the City of Tampa.
April 26Technical Assistance Workshop
MANDATORY for Applicants. Virtual event, 10:30 AM EST. City of Tampa, Housing and Community Development division staff with provide a more in-depth overview of the program’s technical details and requirements.
April 30Deadline for Workshop Questions
All questions regarding any of the requirements in the RFP package after the workshop will be required to be submitted in writing to [email protected] no later than 4:30 PM EST.
May 6Deadline for Clarification Responses
Clarification questions based on the responses provided must be submitted no later than 4:30 PM (EST) and it will be the responsibility of the Developer to confirm that the City is in receipt of the questions.
May 17Proposal Submission Deadline
PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:30 PM (EST). The proposal must be uploaded to the Neighborly web portal. The original shall have signatures in blue ink. Incomplete proposals or proposals submitted after the published deadline will not be considered.
June 4Presentations, Proposal review and funding recommendations
Applicants who pass threshold review will be formally notified and will be required to make a presentation of their proposal. Developer shall be evaluated based on the Developer’s financial capacity to complete projects in a timely and efficient manner, while providing high quality workmanship, organization and property management.
June 17Successful developers are notified of funding awards
Successful Developers will respond with a plan that will maximize the opportunity to provide affordable housing units in the city, beyond just building a house on a City provided property. Selected Developer(s) will be formally notified.
July 15Agreement approval by City Council
Selected Developer will be required to sign a Developer/Funding Agreement with the City in order to ensure compliance with the appropriate program regulations. Funds shall not be obligated until the Agreement is approved by City Council and is accepted and signed by all parties.