The Austin Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is seeking proposals from non-profit organizations to provide home repair and roofing services to low- and moderate-income households with annual incomes at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Family Income (AMFI).
AHFC has allocated $5.15 million for the G.O. Repair! Program: $5 million from the General Obligation Bonds approved by voters in November 2018, plus an additional $150,000 from the Austin Water Department to be dedicated to plumbing repairs.
The G.O. Repair! Program seeks to eliminate health and safety hazards and improve accessibility for low- and moderate-income homeowners in Austin. It also encourages collaboration with other local programs in an effort to reduce waiting lists and to improve non-profits’ capacity to provide home repair services. The program provides up to $20,000 of assistance per home per fiscal year. Austin Water funds are limited to $5,000 per project.
Eligible repairs include (but are not limited to) accessibility modifications and accommodations for the elderly and those with disabilities, lead abatement for homes built before 1978, and home rehabilitation that involves the replacement of major systems (e.g., plumbing, roofing, air conditioning, electrical, foundation, and other major interior and exterior repairs).
Non-profit organizations applying for the funding should have experience in home repair. The contract term is estimated to begin November 15, 2019 and end on December 31, 2020, with the possibility of one 12-month extension.
A full Notice of Funding Ability (NOFA) describing the application process, along with Program Guidelines and Application, are available on the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development website. NOFA packets also may be obtained between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, at the AHFC office at 1000 East 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Austin 78702.
Applications received will be reviewed and scored on a competitive basis according to organizational capacity and experience as well as published evaluation criteria for Program participation. To be considered, applications must be complete, contain all the required documentation and meet the minimum threshold criteria as stated in the Program Guidelines and Scoring Criteria.
A non-mandatorypre-submittal meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on October 8 at the AHFC offices, 1000 East 11th Street, Suite 200A. Sealedapplications are due prior to 3 pm on October 16, to the AHFC offices, 1000 East 11th Street, Suite 200. Applicants shall submit one (1) original and four (4) copies of the application.