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NOFA - Notice of Availability of Funds for Gap Financing Rental Development Program NOFA- Notice for Small-Scale Rental Projects RFQ - HOME ARP Allocation Plan Consulting Services

The announcements below represent various funding opportunities available with City of Raleigh Housing and Neighborhoods Department. All RFQs, RFPs and NOFAs are sent out via email notice as well.  If you would like to receive these notifications, visit the MyRaleigh Subscriptions page to sign up to receive notifications from Community Development News.

NOFA - Notice of Availability of Funds for Gap Financing Rental Development Program

The City of Raleigh’s Housing & Neighborhoods Department announces the availability of funds under the City’s Community Development Rental Development Program for qualified developers to submit proposals for the new construction or acquisition and/or rehabilitation of multifamily rental units. Funds are available through the allocation of local funds as well as federal HOME, CHDO (Community Housing Development Organizations), and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Please see the Notice of Funding Availability document below for further detail.

Please note: Given the predicted inclement weather in Raleigh, the Housing and Neighborhoods Department will accept responses to the Notice of Availability of Funds for Gap Financing Rental Development Programs through Monday, January 24, 2022. Applicants may still also respond on Friday, January 21. 

Please contact Mark Perlman, Housing Programs Administrator, with questions and to schedule a pre-submission meeting. He can be reached at or 919-996-6948.

NOFA- Notice for Small-Scale Rental Projects

The City of Raleigh announces the availability of $2 million in funding and building sites via long-term land leases to support the creation of transitional housing and affordable rental projects in which at least one-third of the units are targeted to the <30% AMI rent and income level. The funding source is $2 million in bond proceeds from the City’s 2020 Affordable Housing Bond.

Building sites are single-family lots owned by the City. For most of the lots, a duplex plus an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) are allowed by right by the underlying zoning as a result of recently approved text changes to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). It is anticipated that in most instances the ADU will be detached. Responders may explore/consider “tiny homes” as an ADU option and are encouraged to monitor relevant UDO text changes. In limited instances, three or more units in a single structure may be allowed by the underlying zoning. All funding and land leases are contingent upon approval of the proposed development by Raleigh City Council. All developments must be located within the City limits of Raleigh to be eligible.

The application deadline for responding to this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) has been extended to 4:00 PM, Friday, February 11, 2022. Click the links below to view the NOFA and addendum. 

Funds and/or building sites are only available to non-profit developers or to partnerships between a mission-based non-profit and a for-profit developer. The City is seeking participation by multiple non-profit responders. Any questions should be addressed to Michael Linsenmeyer at 919-996-6934. 

Q&A Session 

Agencies interested in responding to the NOFA are invited to join a Q&A session on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually via WebEx. Attendees should send questions in advance of the meeting to  Michael Linsenmeyer by close of business on Friday, January 21, 2022.

  • Meeting Link
  • Password: Raleigh
  • Meeting number: 2630 368 8840
  • Join by video system: 
    You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Following the Virtual Q&A, questions and answers will be issued in a second addendum.

RFQ - HOME ARP Allocation Plan Consulting Services

The City of Raleigh (COR) is soliciting proposals from qualified consulting firms with a documented track record of successfully researching, evaluating, facilitating, and preparing comprehensive, long-term affordable housing plans for large or medium-sized units of local government with which to contract for the following services to assist in the preparation of the City’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.

  • Prepare the City’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, which will include at a minimum, all requirements as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Assess housing needs and priorities given current market conditions and projected growth trends for qualifying populations.
  • Identify any gaps within the City’s current shelter and housing inventory as well as the service delivery system.
  • Describe how the City of Raleigh will distribute its HOME-ARP funds in accordance with the priority needs and gaps identified, including the method of soliciting applications for funding and/or selecting developers, service providers, subrecipients and/or contractors and whether the City will administer eligible activities directly.
  • Develop and facilitate a community engagement strategy and process that includes a broad range of community stakeholders, advocacy groups, residents, and City staff. Coordinate and conduct public meetings, online outreach and focus groups capturing and responding substantively to all comments received throughout the process. The strategy should propose methods for engagement for the public to provide input to the consultant team, as well as to review and comment on the draft and final plan.

Click here to view the RFQ - HOME ARP Allocation Plan Consulting Services

Responses are due no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022. 



City of Raleigh
Housing and Neighborhoods Department
421 Fayetteville Street, 
Suite 1200, 12th Floor
Raleigh, NC 27601

Lead Department:
Housing and Neighborhoods
Service Categories:
Community and Economic Development