The Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Utica, New York (hereinafter, “UMHA”) – People First, d/b/a, invites proposals from qualified attorneys and /or law firms licensed to practice in the State of New York to serve as legal Counsel for the agency’s real estate transactions including redevelopment/repositioning of its public housing inventory through RAD and other platforms as well as  the development of new affordable housing development projects.  Through this Request for Proposal process, the successful Respondent will demonstrate the ability and experience to perform legal representation and consulting services related to real estate and development transactions together with all the various legal issues and closing transactions associated therewith. The Respondent must have experience with the legal requirements related to RAD financing, the use of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), tax-exempt debt financing, supportive housing, HUD  HOME, Federal Home Loan Bank, New York State housing programs, project-basing of Housing Choice Vouchers, Tenant Protection Vouchers, and other public and private funding mechanisms.


Interested applicants should use the following link to download and respond to the Request for Proposal:


You may only apply to this RFP through the Housing Agency Marketplace.  Please see the RFP checklist for a detailed list of items to submit.  You must submit your attachments via the housing agency marketplace.  We will not accept paper applications. The deadline for the proposal is 06/21//2023/,11:59 p.m. EST.


For questions, please call John Furman at 315.982.3731 or email .   Please check the link for updates on the RFP.  The Housing Authority may reject any and all proposals, re-advertise, postpone, or cancel this RFP at any time at its discretion.  The Housing Authority has the right to waive any and all formalities related to this RFP.  The Housing Authority is committed to equal opportunity in its procurement actions and encourages Section 3 and M/WBE firms to respond to this solicitation.  It is our policy to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion in making competitive grant awards.


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