DURHAM, N.C. – The City of Durham, Community Development Department is soliciting proposals from non-profit entities to provide application support to low-income households seeking emergency rent and utility support from a new City/County Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the capacity to serve low-income households, particularly those that may struggle to submit applications through a web-based portal because of language barriers, limited education, limited access to the internet, or other challenges.
On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, the Community Development Department released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program Application Support (PDF). All projects and funding amounts for this opportunity are subject to a competitive award process. Proposals must be received electronically by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Proposals received after the deadline date and time will be deemed ineligible.
Interested parties were strongly encouraged to register and attend the Pre-Proposal Workshop on Monday, March 8, 2021, at 1:00 pm to receive additional information.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop was held virtually. To register to attend the workshop advance registration was required at the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pdr3PMi6R6yscfMujimW6g by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 5, 2021. Please click on Virtual Workshop Presentation and Attendee List to review the presentation and workshop attendees. Please click on RFP Addendum No. 1 to review all questions and responses provided during the virtual workshop and RFP Addendum No. 2 to review the revised RFP schedule.
For additional questions, please send an email to Terri Porter Holmes, at [email protected]. Please include in the email subject line: Emergency Rental Assistance RFP.
Copies of the Request for Proposals are available on the City of Durham Website at: Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program Application Support RFP (PDF) and https://durhamnc.gov/bids.aspx?bidID=1178.
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