Addeundum (updated November 5, 2013):
The Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority has issued an Addendum for the Inspiring Communities RFP. Key items include adjustment to the proposal timeline, list of eligible properties, and responses to questions received to date.
Please visit : http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?nid=2837 to view all RFP documents.
The Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is accepting applications for the Inspiring Communities program, a scattered site housing redevelopment strategy.The Inspiring Communities program will provide focused investment in cluster areas in neighborhoods most impacted by foreclosure and vacancy. HRA investment will seek to construct new housing on vacant lots and to rehabilitate vacant structures. The HRA obtained funds for the program through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) and the Minneapolis Saint Paul Housing Finance Board (MSPHFB). The program funds will assist developers with development gap financing for new construction or rehabilitation.
The HRA has identified the following goals for Inspiring Communities:
- Utilize HRA property as a catalyst for neighborhood transformation
- Construct or rehabilitate 130 lots or buildings to create a variety of housing opportunities in focused cluster areas
- Create job opportunities for local residents, Section 3 certified businesses, minority, women, or small businesses
- Inspire innovative, sustainable design and construction methods
For more information, please visit the HRA's Inspiring Communities webpage