Name of Organization: City of Gastonia
Location (City & State): Gastonia, NC
Name of RFP: Request for Proposal: Consultant-Assessment of Fair Housing
RFP Details / Description
The City of Gastonia, as lead entity, seeks a consultant to facilitate the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH).
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, as established in the Fair Housing Act of 1968, aims to provide all HUD grantees with clear guidelines and data that will help set goals to reduce barriers to fair housing. HUD mandates that all Participating Jurisdictions (PJ) receiving federal funds to submit an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). The purpose of the AFH is to serve as the basis of Fair Housing Planning and provide essential and detailed information to policymakers, administrative staff, housing providers, lenders, citizens and fair housing advocates.
The AFH replaces the Analysis of Impediments (AI). This improved approach provides a better mechanism for HUD grantees to build fair housing goals into their existing community development and housing planning processes. The AFH involves a review of fair housing laws and its effects upon a specific locality. An AFH should take into account the availability and accessibility of housing and housing services, concentrated areas of poverty, and commercial and retail development. Based upon a review of all factors, an assessment is made of both the public and private sectors that affect fair housing choice.
How to Submit a Proposal
Proposals are accepted until 4:00 PM, Thursday, January 18, 2018. Proposal submission guidelines, revisions and questions are listed on the City of Gastonia website at http://www.cityofgastonia.com/hud-reporting.html. Interested parties may also obtain a copy by visiting the City of Gastonia, Housing and Neighborhoods Division, 150 S. York Street, Room 218, Gastonia, NC 28052, between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. The City of Gastonia reserves the right to reject proposals