REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

JOHNSON GARDENS

FOR A

GENERAL CONTRACTOR TO MANAGE AND EXECUTE THE REHABILITATION OF 101 UNITS IN THREE MULTI-FAMILY COMPLEXES

 

FOR HOMECOMINGS INC. –

(AN ASSOCIATED NON-PROFIT OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE

CITY OF SAN BUENAVENTURA)

 

Submittal deadline

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 2:00 PM PST


This RFP is issued solely by Homecomings and is not issued by the Authority.  Homecomings is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation affiliated with the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura.  This RFP is issued solely by Homecomings, but may be placed on the Authority website for convenience and ease of access.   The responsibility for submitting a response to this RFP at the offices of Homecomings on or before the stated time and date will be solely and strictly the responsibility of the Offeror. Homecomings will in no way be responsible for delays caused by the United States Mail delivery or caused by any other occurrence.

GENERAL INFORMATION  

The mission of the HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SAN BUENAVENTURA, (HACSB) hereinafter referred to as the "Authority", is to provide and develop quality affordable housing for eligible low-income residents of Ventura County and to establish strong partnerships necessary for HACSB customers to achieve personal goals related to: literacy and education; health and wellness; and job training and employment leading to personal growth and economic self-sufficiency. The Authority has served the needs of low income residents since 1949 with 572 public housing units (ranging from multi-story complexes to single-family units) and 1361 Section 8 vouchers, and prides itself in providing decent, safe and affordable housing to approximately 2000 low and moderate income families in the City of Ventura. The Authority formed Homecomings and another associated nonprofit to own and operate affordable housing developments.  The Authority’s two associated non-profits own and operate a total of 257 tax credit and income¬ restricted rental units through affiliated limited partnerships, and have a growing pipeline of real estate development projects including, a family farm worker development, one supportive housing development and a public housing redevelopment. Johnson Gardens will be rehabilitated, owned and operated by an affiliated limited partnership of Homecomings as set forth in more detail below.

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has selected the Authority to participate in a Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Project. RAD is a rental housing preservation strategy to preserve the nation's stock of affordable housing by allowing designated Authorities to convert public housing to non-profit¬ owned units which will be rented to low income families who qualify for HUD Project Based Vouchers. The Authority identified 101 units at three apartment complexes, which were approved by HUD for this transformation.   The complexes selected were constructed in 1982 and 1983 respectively and have substantive capital needs anticipated in the coming years.  A number of systems and components are at or approaching the end of their useful lives. Anticipated near term needs include: hot and cold water distribution repairs, retaining wall repairs, exterior painting, common area renovation, and in unit upgrades. Since they are existing public housing; they have benefited from HUD standardized property inspections which means essential maintenance and modernization has been provided through the years.  As part of the RAD program, Physical Conditions Assessments will be completed, prioritizing interior and exterior physical improvements and common area amenities.  An architectural firm has been selected as part of the project team to: finalize the rehabilitation scope of work, coordinate any pre-construction meetings, prepare construction plans and specifications, and assist in the review of change orders and cost evaluations.   Although construction will vary between complexes and units, the primary construction tasks envisioned include: elevator upgrade, window replacement; kitchen remodels; bath remodels, mechanical and electrical upgrades, and energy efficient improvements. The renovation will be undertaken with residents in place, or by temporarily relocating them to other units at the properties or offsite.   Funding for this project is a combination of 4% federal low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity, tax exempt bonds and a construction loan. Once all project financing is secured and the construction loan is closed, necessary documentation approved; the properties will be transferred to a new limited partnership whose members include Homecomings, Inc.   The construction contract will be between the General Contractor and the Homecomings affiliated limited partnership.    

CONTACT INFORMATION          

For a copy of the RFP please contact:

Yvette Padilla (805) 648-5008, ext. 2274 / ypadilla@hacityventura.org





 

 

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