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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEAE May 12, 2009

City opens RFP process for homelessness prevention funding

Pre-proposal conference to be held May 21 to answer applicant questions

The City of Kansas City, Mo., today opened the request for proposals/qualifications (RFP/RFQ) for the recently received Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program funding. The funding for the program is provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is the managing federal agency for the funding.

The allocation provides more than $3.6 million to help families and individuals at risk of becoming homeless and those who are currently homeless. The program will provide temporary financial assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services. The program is not a mortgage assistance program.

“By stabilizing the housing needs of eligible residents, we hope they will be able to focus on obtaining and retaining stable employment,” said City Councilwoman Sharon Sanders Brooks, 3rd District, and chairwoman of the City’s Housing Committee. “The combination of foreclosures and unemployment has hit the Kansas City area hard, and this funding should help provide some relief.”

A pre-proposal conference hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on May 21 at the Robert J. Mohart Center (formerly the Linwood Multi-Purpose Center), 3200 Wayne Ave., to answer questions regarding the request for proposal/qualification process. Bidders must be non-profit agencies.

Requests for proposals are available at
http://www.kcmo.org by clicking “Bids, RFPs and RFQs” on the right side of the home page. Applicants will have 30 days to complete all forms.

For more information, contact Jackie Powell of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department at (816) 784-4509.

    
City News Releases - 2009
 

 
 
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