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Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF)

Grants to Santa Fe, New Mexico Nonprofits, For-Profits
and Individuals to Increase Low-Income Housing Options

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City of Santa Fe - Office of Affordable Housing

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02/02/18 2:00 PM (Local Prevailing Time) Receipt


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Grants to Santa Fe, New Mexico nonprofits, for-profit, governmental, and individual housing developers to preserve or increase the availability of affordable housing. A mandatory training session is scheduled for January 18. The purpose of this program is to benefit low- and moderate-income residents, as well as local employees.

To maximize the limited resources available to support local affordable housing efforts, funds repaid from revenue generating activities (repayment of liens, etc.), including principal and interest, will be reallocated to the AHTF and used to support future affordable housing programs and projects in the City of Santa Fe or properties which will be annexed into the City within 6 months of application.

Select one of the categories your project falls under:

-Rental Vouchers - Provide supported rental vouchers (includes access to counseling, health services, case management, and other services) to renters earning less than 50% AMI;

-Emergency Shelters including permanent supported shelter housing - Development, construction, and preservation of shelter/permanent supported rental facilities, including infrastructure improvements;

-Provision of Rental Units and Support Services for Low Income (up to 50% AMI) and Extremely Low Income Renters (less than 30% AMI) - Acquisition, conversion, preservation and new construction of tiered income multi-family rental properties; including infrastructure or one-time emergency rental assistance;

-Downpayment Assistance/Increase of Ownership Opportunities - Down payment assistance in the form of soft-second mortgage that “buys down” principal amount of loan to lower monthly payment; Acquisition, conversion, preservation and new construction of homeownership housing;

-Homeowner Rehabilitation Programs, Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Accessibility Retrofits - Acquisition, conversion, and preservation of affordable housing that accommodates needs of current householders.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178573

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Term of Contract:

Funds are disbursed in alignment with the City’s fiscal year: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is available to developers and sponsors of affordable housing, including partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, joint ventures, public/private partnerships and nonprofit organizations that are organized under state, local, or tribal laws and can provide proof of such organization. Eligible applicant must have proven financial capacity and organizational experience to carry out the activities described in the proposal submitted to receive an AHTF allocation.

More specifically in accordance with the MFA Affordable Housing Act Rules, the following individuals or entities (“Applicants”) are eligible under the Act to apply for Affordable Housing Funds or a Housing Assistance Grant to provide housing or related services to persons of low-to-moderate income in Santa Fe:

A. All individuals who are qualified to receive assistance pursuant to the Act and these Rules.

B. All regional housing authorities, tribal governments, tribal housing agencies, and any governmental housing agencies;

C. All for-profit organizations, including any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, syndicate, or association; or,

D. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply if the following requirements are met:
(1) A primary mission of the nonprofit organization must be to provide housing or housing-related services to persons of low-to-moderate income;
(2) The nonprofit organization must have received its 501(c) (3) designation prior to submitting an application.
(3) The nonprofit organization must have no part of its net earnings inuring to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual;

E. For any non-individual applicant to be eligible, it must also:
(1) Be organized under state, local, or tribal laws and can provide proof of such organization;
(2) Have a functioning accounting system that is operated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or has designated an entity that will maintain such an accounting system consistent with generally accepted accounting principles.
(3) Have among its purposes significant activities related to providing housing or services to persons of low-to-moderate income; and
(4) Evidence or certification that the applicant has no significant outstanding or unresolved monitoring findings from the City of Santa Fe, the MFA, or its most recent independent financial audit, or if it has any such findings, it has a certified letter from the City of Santa Fe, the MFA, or auditor stating that the findings are in the process of being resolved.

Pre-proposal Conference:

RFP training is mandatory and will be conducted on Thursday, January 18, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 PM at 500 Market Station, Suite 200.

Applicants will be required to sign in.

All questions following the training will be directed to the Purchasing Division and all attendees will be notified of the questions asked via email.

Pre-Application Information:

A total allocation up to four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) is available for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Of this amount, at least 50% ($200,000) must be allocated to projects that support homeownership per the AHTF Ordinance and Administrative procedures. The remainder will be allocated to projects that address the priorities on the following pages.

Proposals must be received by 2:00 PM (local prevailing time) on February 2, 2018.

Applicants will have the opportunity to answer questions of the Community Development Commission (CDC) on Wednesday February 14, 2018. The order of the presentations is random and the staff planner will schedule each approved applicant an allotted 15 minute time slot to present each application. The presentations will take place at the City of Santa Fe Market Street Office, Roundhouse Room, 500 Market Street, Suite 200. At this meeting, the CDC will decide and approve the projects and allocation amounts.

-Advertisement: January 5, 2018 January 12, 2018
-Issuance of RFP’S: January 5, 2018
-Mandatory Technical Assistance Training: January 18, 2018
-Receipt of proposals: February 2, 2018
-Staff evaluation of proposals: February 5 - February 8, 2018
-CDC interviews/Grant award Meeting: February 13, 2018
-Recommendation of Approval of Professional Services Agreements - Community Development Commission: March 21, 2018
-Recommendation of award at Finance Committee: April 16, 2018
-Recommendation of award to City Council: April 25, 2018
-Beginning of Fiscal Year 2018-2019: July 1, 2018

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Alexandra Ladd, Project Manager
(505) 955-6346

If you have any questions are need assistance with the RFP packet, please contact:
Shirley Rodriguez, Procurement Analyst, CPPO
(505) 955-5711

Proposals must be received at:
Purchasing Office
2651 Siringo Road Bldg., “H”
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 955-5711

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP # ‘18/21/P

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico: City of Santa Fe