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Harris County Program Year 2016 Affordable Housing Request for Proposals


Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Program Year 2016 (PY2016) Affordable Housing Request for Proposals (RFP) for HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Youth Rapid Re-Housing activities. The PY2016 Affordable Housing Guidebook and Applications are available from October 20, 2015 to November 10, 2015 to all applicants. Applications are due to HCCSD’s Office located at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77054 by November 10, 2015, at 2 pm.  Please visit HCCSD’s website (http://www.csd.hctx.net) for general information about the HOME or ESG programs and any updates. For more information on this RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD Development staff at (713) 578-2000 or rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance. (Para mas información sobre las Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) o pedir acomodaciones razonables, por favor comuniquese con el personal de Desarrollo de HCCSD al (713) 578-2000 o para asistencia rfp@csd.hctx.net.)

Harris County will hold a public hearing for the PY2016 Annual Action Plan on November 17, 2015 at 10:00 am at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77054. Any group or individual that would like to provide comment on the Annual Action Plan or affordable housing in Harris County is invited to attend.

Public Notices

Affordable Housing RFP Addendum 1

Affordable Housing RFP Public Notice (Aviso Publico de Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) para Vivienda Asequible)


Affordable Housing/ESG RFP Application Guidebook

HOME Funds:

HOME Affordable Housing – Multi-family Application

HOME Affordable Housing – Single-family Application

HOME Affordable Housing - Application Conference Slides

CHDO Certification Attachment

ESG Youth Rapid Re-Housing:

ESG Youth Rapid Re-Housing Application

ESG Youth Rapid Re-Housing Budget

ESG Youth Rapid Re-Housing Conflict of Interest Disclosure

ESG Youth Rapid Re-Housing - Application Conference Slides

PY2016 Affordable Housing RFP Timeline



Public Notice regarding Request for Proposal

October 20, 2015

Issue RFP (Available for Download from HCCSD website)

October 20, 2015

Applicant Conference Presentation on HCCSD website

October 28, 2015

Technical Assistance Week (By Appointment Only)

October 26-30, 2015

RFP DEADLINE (Due to Lantern Point Office)

November 10, 2015

Publication of Recommended Projects

January 2016

Commissioners Court Approval and Mailing of Conditional Award Letters

January 2016

Contract Negotiations

February 2016

Program Year Begins

March 1, 2016



Texans Feeding Texans Request for Qualifications


As part of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant program, Harris County is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations seeking a Harris County qualifying grant.  To be eligible, organizations must have an existing program that serves home-delivered meals to Harris County homebound elderly and/or disabled residents.  Organizations awarded a qualifying grant will receive the County Resolution Form, required for TDA application.


All applications are due to Harris County by Monday, September 14, 2015 before

4 p.m. at the Harris County Community Services office at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054. Late applications will not be accepted.

Texans Feeding Texans Harris County Qualifying Grant Application.doc

Any questions should be directed to Ellyn Pulido, Project Analyst, at (713) 578-2047 or




Timeline – Texans Feeding Texans FY 2016



TDA Grant Application Available

September 2015

Harris County RFQ Released

August 24, 2015

Applications due to HCCSD

September 14, 2015

Selected applicants submitted to Commissioners Court for approval

October 13, 2015

Selected applicants notified of award and provided with County Resolutions

October 16, 2015

Grant Application due to TDA

November 1, 2015





Harris County will soon open Job Number #15/0132 for the Program Year 2016 (PY2016) Request for Proposals (RFP) for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG).  The Guidebook and Applications will be available from June 12, 2015 through July 13, 2015 to all eligible applicants through the Harris County Purchasing webpage (http://www.harriscountytx.gov/Purchasing/default.aspx). On Purchasing’s main page, click on Bid Listing in the left menu and follow the instructions to register with BuySpeed Online (https://bids.hctx.net/bso/) and gain access to Bid #15/0132. Applications are due to the Harris County Purchasing Department, 1001 Preston, Suite 670 (6th Floor), Houston, Texas 77002 by July 13, 2015, at 2 pm. Please visit our Funding Guidelines page (http://www.csd.hctx.net/rfq.aspx) for general information regarding the CDBG and ESG Programs. Program specific questions regarding the PY2016 RFP process should be directed to staff as follows:


CDBG General Activities:  Anna Hinojosa (713) 578-2207
CDBG/HOME Affordable Housing:   Candace Stevens (713) 578-2136
CDBG Public Services:  Shanna LeBrum (713) 578-2051
ESG: Ellyn Pulido (713) 578-2047


If you would like to be included on our mailing list to receive funding notifications or register for an applicant conference, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone number and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.

Click here to view a PDF of the PY2016 NOFA

PDF de PY2016 Aviso de Disponibilidad de Fondos (NOFA)
PY2016 Request for Proposal Application Guidebook




PY2016 Entitlement Funding RFP Public Notices

·         Public Notice – Español (Spanish)  

 PY2016 RFP Timeline



Distribution of Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to mailing list

June 5, 2015

Publishing Public Notice regarding RFP

June 12th, 19th and 26th, 2015

Issue RFP

June 12, 2015

Applicant Conferences (8410 Lantern Point)

Register by emailing rfp@csd.hctx.net

Applicant Conference - CDBG General

Conference Slides

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Applicant Conference - CDBG Public Services

Conference Slides

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Applicant Conference - ESG

Conference Slides

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Technical Assistance Week (by appointment)

June 29 - July 1 and July 6 - 7, 2015

RFP Deadline
Harris County Purchasing Office

1001 Preston, Suite 670

July 13, 2015

2:00 pm (late apps not accepted)

Publishing Public Notice of recommended projects

October 2015

Submission of revised/updated final budget to HCCSD

November 2015

Commissioners Court approval and mailing of conditional award letters

December 2015

PY2016 Annual Action Plan submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

March - April 2016

Program year begins

March 1, 2016


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