For Developers and Contractors

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation

The Housing and Revitalization Department (HRD) has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for developers of affordable and mixed-income housing to assist in the implementation of a housing plan emerging from the Greater Corktown neighborhood framework plan. This RFQ is part of the City's efforts to secure a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The RFQ is available here: Choice Neighborhoods Implementation 


Please note the following key dates (all times Eastern):

RFQ issue date: March 20, 2020
Pre-Submission Conference: March 26, 2020 at 11:00 am via Zoom (slides available here)
Deadline to Submit Questions: April 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm 
Response to Questions:  April 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Questions and answers available here)
RFQ Deadline: April 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm 
Selection of Preferred Candidates: April 21, 2020
Shortlist Interviews:  April 22-24, 2020
Final Selection/Recommendation: May 1, 2020

Notice of Funding Availability

The City of Detroit allocates funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to strengthen public-private partnerships in order to achieve the following goals:

  1. Produce mixed-use, mixed-income multifamily housing developments in the city's neighborhoods through both new construction and adaptive reuse of existing structures.
  2. Preserve current affordable housing stock in both public and private sector control and thereby reduce loss of existing well-located affordable housing.
  3. Develop supportive housing for homeless families, individuals, and veterans.
  4. Produce infrastructure to support housing, including entitlement-eligible public improvements such as open space, landscaped areas, and related infrastructure near areas of concentrated housing.
  5. Create a reliable pipeline of these projects for future funding rounds.


The January 2020 Notice of Funding Availability is published herePlease note the following key dates:

January 9 NOFA published
January 13 - February 13 NOFA and 9% LIHTC review meetings
January 23 Pre-submission public meeting
February 14 Submission deadline
March 24 Letters of interest, 9% LIHTC support letters, PILOT letters issued
May 5 Commitment level documents due
July 7 Conditional award letters issued


Prior Funding Rounds: