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Posted on: February 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Request for Proposals (RFP) First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program Administrator

Request for Proposals (RFP)
First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program Administrator
Pre-Proposal Workshops: Monday, March 8, 2021, at 2:00PM
Proposals Due: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 3:00 PM

DURHAM, N.C. – The City of Durham, Community Development Department is soliciting proposals from non-profit and for-profit entities/organizations to administer and implement a First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Program.  The successful applicant for the First Time Homebuyer DPA Program Administrator will be able to demonstrate the capacity to provide a range of services related to the DPA Program, including but not limited to application intake, marketing, income eligibility determination, and loan origination. The loans will be serviced by the City’s third-party Loan Servicer, pursuant to separate contract.

On Monday, February 22, 2021, the Community Development Department will release the First Time Homebuyer DPA Request for Proposals (PDF). All projects and funding amounts for this opportunity are subject to a competitive award process.  Proposals must be received electronically by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  Proposals received after the deadline date and time will be deemed ineligible. 

Interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend the Pre-Proposal Workshop on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm to receive additional information.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, workshops will be held virtually.  However, advance registration is required.  To register to attend the workshops please register by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the following link:

For additional questions, please send an email to Terri Porter Holmes, at [email protected].  Please include in the email subject line:  DPA Program RFP.

Copies of the Request for Proposals will be available on the City of Durham Website at: and at

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