Public Notice: Request for Application (RFA) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Affordable Rental Housing Single Family Scattered Site Property Management

Seminole County is the recipient of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (HUD). In order to meet mandatory set asides established by HUD to assist low income households at or below 80% of the area median income, Seminole County Community Services Department has acquired single family homes with CDBG funding for the purpose of developing a scattered site, affordable rental program.

This RFA is currently seeking applications from multiple qualified non-profit organizations interested in providing property management services for the leasing, oversight, and maintenance of scattered site CDBG affordable rental units. The successful applicant(s) will enter into a long term (15 year) master lease agreement with the County for operations of the properties in order to provide affordable rental housing to families with minor children experiencing homelessness in Seminole County. The County currently owns 4 properties, with plans to acquire 2-3 additional in the next 6-12 months. The master lease will be a legal and binding contract between the county and the selected organization. The non-profit organization becomes responsible for all property management duties including entering into a lease agreements, and collection of rental payments not to exceed CDBG rent maximums and eligibility requirements. The non-profit organization is responsible for the continued occupancy and care of the unit in accordance with income eligibility and affordability requirements.

Applicants are invited to submit applications for consideration to be scored and ranked for staff recommendation of approval to the Board of County Commissioners.

The mandatory pre-application meetings are scheduled for Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 10:00a.m. in the Community Services Department conference room. A representative from each agency interested in applying must attend one of the sessions. Please RSVP to Ana Magluta at Amagluta@seminolecountyfl.gov.

The completed RFA/application is due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the address below:

CDBG-Affordable-Rental-Housing-Property-Management-Application-FY-2018-2019.pdf

Seminole County Community Services

CDBG Property Management RFA

ATTN: KC Carbin

534 West Lake Mary Boulevard

Sanford, Florida 32773

All questions must be submitted via email to KC Carbin at KCarbin@seminolecountyfl.gov by

Friday, July 19, 2019. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Answers will be posted on the website by July 24, 2019.

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