The Department of Housing (DOH) requests the submission of applications to develop housing on designated lots in the Englewood, Garfield Park and Humboldt Park community areas. DOH will select developers to design, construct, market, and sell owner-occupied housing under the City Lots for Working Families program on sites currently owned by the City.
Respondents to this Request for Applications (RFA) are invited to complete an application to help the City achieve one or more of the following objectives:
DOH will evaluate applicants from the standpoint of ability to expeditiously construct and sell quality affordable single family homes in an urban market. Homebuyers who purchase homes developed as a result of this RFA will be available for grants under the Building Neighborhoods and Affordable Homes Program (BNAH). Grant funds are not unlimited and will therefore be available to homebuyers on a first come, first served basis until available funds are depleted.
The maximum BNAH grant amount is $60,000. Grant funds can be used to cover costs as follows:
Questions regarding City Lots for Working Families program should be submitted in writing and delivered to DOH via fax at 312.742.0264 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete copies of the RFAs are available below.