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Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) ADDENDUM #2

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) 2023 Faircloth to RAD Project Based Rental Assistance Subsidy Pilot Program

Purpose:  This Addendum, including all articles and corrections listed below, shall become a part of the original Request for Proposals (“RFP”) package and shall be taken into account in preparing your proposal response.

The above-numbered solicitation is amended as set forth below. Vendors must acknowledge receipt of this addendum by signing and completing the attached Addenda Acknowledgement Form. The Addenda Acknowledgement Form must be submitted with the Firm’s response to this RFP. Failure to include the Form in the proposal response may subject your firm to disqualification.

In order to ensure that all firms are given an equal opportunity to submit a competitive response, this addendum serves to communicate changes and provide clarifications concerning the 2023 NOFA Faircloth to RAD Rental Subsidy Program Application.

Change #1- How to Submit your Application.

Update language to remove the 50-unit threshold on page #7.

 C. In the event an applicant has multiple strategies and deal terms for a property or cluster of properties, up to the designated 50-unit threshold up to 3 applications detailing the alternative property strategy arrangements may be submitted for evaluation.

Change #2- RAD PBV Rents

 Updated language to provide more flexibility on rental subsidy levels on page #10.

1.5  Applicants may request FTR subsidy for all or some of the units in the proposed development. If approved, constructed, and converted to RAD, the initial public housing subsidy associated with the development will be converted to a payment under a FTR HAP contract with AH. Applicants applying for FTR should assume 60% Area Median Income (AMI) rent levels (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell) for purposes of development budgets. Determination of approved rents will be subject to HUD funding availability and the agency’s budget authority. Access this link for assistance in determining the latest 60% AMI gross rent levels https://ric.novoco.com/tenant/rentincome/calculator/z2.jsp. If the Owner/Developer plans to pay for the utilities, a gross rent will be paid. If the resident will be responsible for paying their utilities, a net rent will be paid, subtracting the utility allowance from the gross rent.

Assisted units may not be occupied until after RAD conversion. RAD conversion cannot occur until after DOFA, HUD approval of the assisted units as public housing units and the RAD transaction is complete. Subsidy payments for the assisted units under the FTR HAP Contract cannot occur until after the Certificate of Occupancy is obtained and tenant screening and income verification requirements are met.

Change #3 – Financial Feasibility

Updated language to provide more flexibility on rental subsidy levels.

Applicant must provide the following:

a,  A 20-year pro forma illustrating proposed rents for FTR units

  1. The rents must not exceed the current 60% AMI rent levels per HUD.  Determination of approved rents will be subject to HUD funding availability and the agency’s budget authority.
  2. Proof of funding sources (e.g. letters of interest or commitments) for all proposed funding sources

Change #4 – Faircloth-to-RAD Guide

Replaced FTR Guide with latest version (Dated November 2023)

HUD’s latest Faircloth to RAD Guide attached.

Addenda to this NOFA will only be issued and posted on AH’s website. Addenda will not be mailed to potential Respondents. It is the responsibility of the Respondent to monitor AH’s website and Business Management Portal for any addenda issued.

Documentation:  Addendum Letter #2 Signed

 

RFP #2024-0066 - Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Solution

Purpose: It is the intention of AH to contract with a qualified firm to procure services and develop a Standard Query Language (SQL) integrated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Solution to accommodate customer self-service. With the implementation of an IVR solution, there is potential for a substantial reduction of information access calls through use of self-service IVR, as well as a reduction in overall call volume and required resources to answer and respond to the calls.

Contract Term:  The initial term of the contract will be three (3) years from the date that the contract is executed by AH. The contract will include options to renew for seven (7) additional one (1) year terms. AH reserves the right to terminate the contract at any time or exercise an option to not continue for a specific year.

Schedule of Events

RFP Released: Friday, February 2, 2024

Deadline for Questions and/or Comments: Friday, February 16, 2024 by 12:00 P.M., EDT

Proposal Due Date and Time:  Thursday, March 7, 2024 by 3:00 P.M., EDT

Communications:  In order to maintain a fair and impartial competitive process, AH and any outside consultants assisting AH with this solicitation, shall avoid private communication concerning this procurement with prospective Respondents during the entire procurement process. From the issue date of this RFP until the final award is announced, Respondents are not allowed to communicate about this RFP for any reason with any AH staff and/or outside consultants assisting AH with this solicitation except:

  • through the RFP Point of Contact named below;
  • as otherwise specified in this RFP; and / or
  • as provided by existing work agreement(s) (if any)

Prohibited communication includes all contact, including but not limited to, telephonic communications, emails, faxes, letters, or personal meetings, such as lunch, entertainment, or otherwise. AH reserves the right to reject the quote of any Respondent violating this provision.

  1. Questions must be submitted via the Q&A Board on AH’s Business Management Portal. AH will receive requests for additional information and/or clarification relative to this solicitation between Friday, February 2, 2024 and 12:00 P.M. EDT, Friday, February 16, 2024.
  2. Responses to these questions will be addressed in writing via the AH’s electronic procurement system. AH will not respond to requests for information after the date stated above. It is the responsibility of the Respondent to monitor AH’s website for any addenda issued. All Respondents are encouraged to frequently check AH’s website/portal for additional information.

All requests for information or clarification pertaining to this solicitation must be addressed in writing.

RFP Point of Contact

Kiyunda Smith
Purchasing Analyst
The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia
Contracts & Procurement Department
230 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, NE 5th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-2421
Email:  Kiyunda.Smith@atlantahousing.org

Documentation:  RFP 2024-0066_Interactive_Voice_Response_(IVR)_Solution

 

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) ADDENDUM #1

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) 2023 Faircloth to RAD Project Based Rental Assistance Subsidy Pilot Program

Purpose:  This Addendum, including all articles and corrections listed below, shall become a part of the original Request for Proposals (“RFP”) package and shall be taken into account in preparing your proposal response.  The above-numbered solicitation is amended as set forth below. Vendors must acknowledge receipt of this addendum by signing and completing the attached Addenda Acknowledgement Form. The Addenda Acknowledgement Form must be submitted with the Firm’s response to this RFP. Failure to include the Form in the proposal response may subject your firm to disqualification.  In order to ensure that all firms are given an equal opportunity to submit a competitive response, the following are responses to questions and/or requests for clarification concerning 2023 NOFA Faircloth to RAD Rental Subsidy Program Application.

The Faircloth to RAD program represents a unique opportunity for PHAs, like Atlanta Housing, to create new affordable units through its existing Faircloth authority. This strategy allows for the redevelopment of previously demolished affordable public housing units, providing additional operating funds to operate these as safe, decent, sanitary, and affordable units for low-income families.

This session will dive into the details of the NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability) for this program. It aims to support the construction of new affordable units, potentially through multiple awards.

We encourage all interested individuals, especially potential applicants, community partners, and stakeholders in affordable housing, to attend this session. It will be an excellent opportunity to understand the application process, funding availability, and strategic needs of the Faircloth to RAD program.

Together, we can take significant strides towards enhancing affordable housing options to the community.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ATLANTA HOUSING

  1. Please find HUD’s latest Faircloth to RAD Guide

Question:

  1. Can a priority owner underwrite assuming their current Multifamily Rent Schedule from Atlanta Housing for the Faircloth to RAD application?

AH Response:

AH Submarket Payment Standards are not applicable for this program. The maximum rent would be 80% AMI for properties that are non-Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). The maximum for LIHTCs is 60% AMI rent levels.

Question:

  1. How many units can a company qualify for when applying for the Faircloth to RAD program?

AH Response:

As per the AH Deconcentration Policy:

  • No more than fifty percent (50%) of the Covered Units in a multifamily community built or substantially rehabilitated for occupancy by Families may be assisted under Section 8 and/or Section 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended.

 

  • Up to 100% of the Covered Units in a multifamily community that was officially designated, built, or substantially rehabilitated for occupancy by Elderly Families, Disabled Families, and/or Families enrolled in an AH-approved supportive housing program may be assisted under Section 8 and/or Section 9 of the Act.

 

  1. 6 (Reference to the 50-unit threshold removed from sentence.)

 

  • In the event an applicant has multiple strategies and deal terms for a property or cluster of properties, up to 3 application detailing the alternative property strategy arrangements may be submitted for evaluation.

Addenda to this NOFA will only be issued and posted on AH’s website. Addenda will not be mailed to potential Respondents. It is the responsibility of the Respondent to monitor AH’s website and Business Management Portal for any addenda issued.

Issue Date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Documentation:  Addendum #1_Letter

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

FAIRCLOTH TO RAD PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Purpose: Utilizing its Moving to Work (“MTW”) funding authority and flexibility, AH is planning to implement the Faircloth to Rental Assistance Demonstration (“RAD”) Conversion Strategy to develop new affordable public housing
units in replacement of units previously removed from AH’s affordable housing inventory. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) has developed an innovative path for Public Housing Authorities (“PHAs”) to leverage their existing public housing “Faircloth Authority” to create new rent-assisted housing through the RAD Program. Faircloth to RAD (“FTR”) conversions will allow AH and its development partners more readily access financing for the development of new affordable units. Under the HUD’s Faircloth limit guidance, AH is authorized to redevelop previously demolished affordable public housing units and receive additional operating funds to operate these replacement units as safe, decent, sanitary, and affordable for low-income families. In a Faircloth to RAD transaction, PHAs are allowed to develop public housing units using HUD’s traditional public-housing mixed finance program with pre-approval to convert the property to a long-term Section 8 contract following construction.1 With early-stage RAD conversions approvals, lenders and investors will have the revenue certainty through familiar Section 8 contracts to underwrite the construction of these projects.  This Notice of Funding Availability (“NOFA”) is a pilot program of AH that will support new affordable units through possible multiple awards. The total number of units will be subject to funding availability and AH’s strategic needs.. The Faircloth to RAD subsidy funding is repurposed ACC public housing funding for property operations, maintenance and rental subsidy. Units approved pursuant to this strategy may be subsidized for an initial term up to 20 years and subject to automatic renewal requirements.

NOFA Schedule of Events

The following Schedule of Events represents AH’s estimate of the timetable that will be followed in connection with this
NOFA:

Steps

TIMEFRAME

NOFA Posted on AH’s website November 1, 2023
Submission Period for Application Applications shall be submitted at any time via electronic submission.
Rolling Evaluation of Applications Submitted and Recommendation of Applications for Board Approval  

The Evaluation Committee will review all applications as received and recommend applications to the Board for approval.

 

 

Board Approval and Notification to Applicant

Applications must receive an acceptable evaluation from an Atlanta Housing Evaluation Committee in order to be submitted to AH’s Board of Commissioners for approval granting AH authorization to issue a Commitment Letter and execute all required HUD documents. The Applicant will be notified of the Board’s decision.
Issuance of Commitment Letter and HUD Approval If the AH Board of Commissioners authorizes the award, AH will issue a Commitment Letter and submit a request to HUD for NARRs approval.

Application Process and Timeline

Under the current Notice of Funding Availability (“NOFA”), AH is seeking Property Owners/Developers (“Applicants”) of residential units for eligible residents earning up to 80% Area Median Income (“AMI”) who can provide residential units through new construction, existing housing not otherwise subsidized by HUD, or repurposing of other existing buildings and are interested in receiving AH subsidy for their rental units, through either subsidy-only arrangements, or subsidy with a financing and/or investment component. AH will also consider Applicants who can bundle several units in proposed clusters of multiple buildings. If an application is administratively approved, AH must present the application to its Board of Commissioners for approval. Following this Board approval, AH will execute a conditional commitment letter, subject to HUD approval, to provide subsidy for an initial term of up to twenty (20) years with options for possible extensions.

AH anticipates notifying Applicants within 30 days of AH’s receipt of a completed application as to AH’s administrative decision on the application. AH reserves the right to cancel or discontinue its application process for AH rental subsidy at any time throughout the duration of this NOFA if determined by AH, in its sole discretion, to be in the best interest of AH to do so.

Please Note: Timeline may vary if no construction or rehab is anticipated.

How to Submit Your Application

  1. Applications can be submitted at any time until Atlanta Housing, at its sole discretion, determines the NOFA will no longer be available.
  2. Applicants should submit one (1) electronic (soft) copy of their applications to:

The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia

Sopheria Lambert, Team Lead

(sopheria.lambert@atlantahousing.org)

Contracts & Procurement Department 230 Wesley Dobbs Avenue, N.E.

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

In the event an applicant has multiple strategies and deal terms for a property or cluster of properties, up to the designated 50-unit threshold; up to 3 applications detailing the alternative property strategy arrangements may be submitted for evaluation.

AH reserves the right to:

  1. Accept or reject any or all applications, discontinue this NOFA process and/or re-advertise this NOFA without obligation or liability to any Applicant;
  2. Award multiple agreements.

Documentation:  NOFA_2023 FairCloth to Rad

 

Documentation:  Ethics Excerpted from AMS Admin Manual 

How To Submit a Proposal with Atlanta Housing

In order to submit a proposal, you must first register as a vendor or supplier at Atlanta Housing Business Management Portal – Supplier Registration. Once registered, go to Atlanta Housing Business Management Portal for submission details. Submit proposal through Atlanta Business Management Portal.

How to Submit an Invoice to Atlanta Housing

In order to successfully submit an invoice, it must include the following information:

  • invoice number,
  • service description,
  • vendor number,
  • date of service,
  • contract number and;
  • any other information required by contract.

Email all invoices to AMShelpdesk@atlantahousing.org.

AH-Owned Residential Communities

The Atlanta Housing has hired property management/development companies to manage the AH-Owned Residential Communities. Included in their responsibilities is managing the procurement and oversight of maintenance and capital improvement contractors who provide these services for the communities. To get more information on becoming a vendor for these types of services, please contact each management company.

Columbia Residential Communities

Scott Wilson
Portfolio Service Manager
404-874-5000

1718 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 684, South Tower
Atlanta, GA 30309

Community Address
Cosby Spear Highrise355 North Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30308-2521
East Lake Highrise380 East Lake Blvd. SE Atlanta, GA 30317-3154
Hightower Manor Highrise2610 ML King Dr. SW Atlanta, GA 30311-1642

The Integral Group Communities

Channing Henderson
Director of Asset Preservation & Enhancement
404-223-0588

191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 4100
Atlanta, GA 30303

Community Address
Cheshire Bridge Road Highrise2170 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30324-5705
Georgia Avenue Highrise174 Georgia Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-3030
Marian Road Highrise760 Sidney Marcus Blvd., NE Atlanta, GA 30324-3156
Martin Street Plaza600 Martin St. SE Atlanta, GA 30312-2921
Westminster1422 Piedmont Ave.NE Atlanta, GA 30309-2776

The Michael's Organization Communities

Gary Eckrote, Director of Facilities
856-596-0500

Joe Winkler, Facilities Manager
404-942-6035

191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 4100
Atlanta, GA 30303

Community Address
Barge Road Highrise2440 Barge Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30331-5251
Marietta Road Highrise2295 Marietta Rd.NW Atlanta, GA 30318-1900
Peachtree Road Highrise2240 Peachtree Rd. NW Atlanta, GA 30309-1124