Housing Needs Assessment and Strategy – City of South Portland

 RFP Questions Due: 4:00 PM, March 24, 2021 Applications Due: 4:00 PM, April 23, 2021 

The City of South Portland seeks to cultivate a safe, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, resilient, and vibrant community that reflects the goals set forth in the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and other official plans and policies adopted by the City Council. The City recognizes that in order to succeed and grow in a healthy manner, it must understand its current and future housing conditions, as well as unmet housing opportunities and needs.

To that end, the City is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Housing Needs Assessment and Strategy (HNAS). The HNAS will document existing housing conditions in the community; identify market and other forces that affect housing supply and demand now and over the next 10 years; and identify gaps or deficiencies in maintaining equitable access to safe, resilient, and reliable housing to as many community members as possible. The HNAS will identify opportunities for improving and expanding housing options to meet the community’s needs. An implementation strategy is a critical outcome of the HNAS and will chart the course for policy, procedural, and administrative changes that the City pursues to ensure housing equity and access that tracks with the city’s ability to serve.

Proposals shall be submitted electronically by email to the City of South Portland, Planning Director at mnevajda@southportland.org no later than 4:00 PM, April 23, 2021. All firms are required to submit any questions regarding the RFP to the Planning Director by 4:00 PM, March 24, 2021. Questions will be consolidated and responses to the questions will be posted as an addendum to the RFP by 4:00 PM, March 29, 2021.

For full project details please access the RFP at:

https://www.southportland.org/departments/purchasingbids/current-bids/