Affordable Housing Assistance RFQ

The City of Emeryville, California is seeking the services of a Professional Service Provider ("Firm") to provide a range of services, which include: 

  • Management of the resale of Below Market Rate Homeowners units; 
  • Processing First Time Home-buyer Down Payment Assistance Loans Applications; 
  • Processing requests for Homeowner Loan Payoffs and subordination; 
  • Monitoring owner occupancy requirements; 
  • Conducting income verification for initial Below Market Rate tenants; 
  • Monitoring Below Market Rate Rental properties; 
  • Responding to inquiries; 
  • Maintaining records; and 
  • Resolving questions and issues that arise during program operations.

Interested respondents should have a background in administering similar affordable home-buyer and rental programs for municipalities. Firm shall will be required to submit their proposals by Tuesday, January 28 by 5:00pm. 

Firm Selection Process 

RFP ReleaseJanuary 14, 2020
RFP Questions DueJanuary 21, 2020
RFP Responses PostedJanuary 23, 2020
Proposals DueJanuary 28, 2020
Award by City CouncilMarch 3, 2020
Commence WorkMarch 2020

RFQ Attachments

Professional Service Contract Draft
Insurance Requirements

For any questions, please submit them in writing to Valerie Bernardo, Community & Economic Development Coordinator at vbernardo@emeryville.org. All questions must be submitted by January 21 at 5pm. Responses to questions received will be posted here on January 23, 2020. 

4300 San Pablo Avenue RFQ/P

The City of Emeryville, California is inviting developers to submit proposals to design and develop an affordable senior or inter-generational rental housing project on a 0.47 acre site located at 4300 San Pablo Avenue.

The overall objectives of the Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ/P) are:

  • To select a developer (non-profit or for-profit) that is qualified, experienced, and has the capacity to undertake the design and development of an affordable rental housing project that maximizes the number of affordable units.
  • To implement an affordable housing project that effectively serves extremely low-, very low-, and low-income senior households and/or youth in an inter-generational housing model, including youth transitioning from the foster care system.
  • To implement a project that adheres to all appropriate Design Considerations including the City of Emeryville’s Planning Regulations, Design Guidelines, Green Design requirements and the San Pablo Avenue Urban Design Plan.
  • To meet the goals and objectives of the City of Emeryville’s 2015–2023 Housing Element of the City’s General Plan.
  • To minimize to the greatest extent possible, the City’s financial assistance by using outside resources such as private, state, and federal programs.
  • To ensure the financial sustainability of the project by selecting a developer able to demonstrate its capacity to sustain both its own financial health as well as that of the development project.

Interested applicants are required to attend a mandatory pre- submittal meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 10 am located at Emeryville City Hall located at 1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608 followed by a site visit at 4300 San Pablo Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608.  

Firms are asked to submit their proposal for Phase 1 of the selection process by Noon, Thursday, November 7, 2019.

Developer Selection Process and Project Schedule

RFQ/P DistributedSeptember 24, 2019
Pre-Submission Meeting & Site Walk
(Developers are Required to Attend)
October 1, 2019 at 10 am
Phase 1 Submission DueNovember 7, 2019 at Noon
Applicant Short List AnnouncedLate December 2019
Phase 2 Submission DueLate March 2020
Interviews of Short List by Housing CommitteeApril 2020 (Est)
Housing Committee RecommendationsMay 2020 (Est)
Award by City CouncilJune 2020 (Est)

RFQ/P Attachments

Map of Emeryville
Photographs of Property and Aerial Site Photo
ALTA Study
Allowable Development Calculations
Zoning and Use Classification Table
Estimated Parking Demands
City of Emeryville Design Guidelines
Environmental Remediation Documents- Phase 1
Title Sheet
Project Information Sheet
Housing Affordability Table
Sources and Uses Budget Template
30 Year Cash Flow Pro Forma Template
Emeryville Housing Element Goals, Objectives, Policies and Programs
Pre-Submittal Presentation
Pre-Submittal Sign-in Sheets
FAQ 10.10.2019
FAQ 10.21.2019
FAQ 10.24.2019
FAQ 10.29.2019

For any questions, please submit them in writing to Valerie Bernardo, Community & Economic Development Coordinator at vbernardo@emeryville.org