GENERAL COUNSEL LEGAL SERVICES                                                                                   


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 provide general legal counsel services.  Applicants should have knowledge of United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Public Housing and Section 8 Programs as well as New York State Homes and Community Renewal regulations.  The selected firm must be knowledgeable about the statutes and regulations that govern the UMHA, landlord and tenant law, real estate development, construction law and court cases, construction practices, litigation, claims, personnel, and insurance.  Interested applicants should use the following link to download and respond to the Request for Proposal:   You may only apply for  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 04/24/2024,11:59 p.m. EST. Pre-proposal Conference will be held on 04/10/2024 at 2 p.m. EST at the People First offices, 509 Second Street, First Floor, Conference Room, Utica, New York 13501-2450/Free Conference Call (267) 807-9605 – Access Code:  558769/ Microsoft Teams Meeting ID: 289 661 836 87  Passcode: DxoFA3.  For questions, please call John Furman at 315.982.3731 or email .   Please check the link for updates on the RFP.  UMHA may reject any and all proposals, re-advertise, postpone, or cancel this RFP at any time at its discretion.  The  UMHA has the right to waive any and all formalities related to this RFP.  The UMHA  is committed to equal opportunity in its procurement actions and encourages Section 3 and M/WBE firms to respond to this solicitation.

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