Funding Opportunities

At times PHDC will promote funding opportunities. When we do, we’ll issue a Request for Proposals (RFPs) or Qualifications (RFQs).

RFP for Affordable Rental and Special-Needs Housing Development – LIHTC 2020

The Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is soliciting proposals to finance the development of rental and special needs units designed to serve low- and moderate-income households using funding from the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund (HTF), federal HOME and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. This Request for Proposals (RFP) is designed to assist in providing gap financing for rental projects that will seek Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). PHFA’s deadline to submit LIHTC applications is February 5, 2021.

Please download all of the following documents:

Briefing Session
A pre-submission Zoom conference (non-mandatory) will be held on November 17, 2020 from 1-3 PM to answer any questions regarding this RFP. Interested parties are urged to attend this conference. If you are interested in attending this virtual conference, please contact Mirta Reyes at by close of business November 13, 2020.

Questions related to the RFP may be directed to Melissa Long, Director, at 215-686-9789, or to Questions must be submitted in writing by November 20, 2020. Answers to all questions received will be posted on this page by November 24, 2020.

Proposal Submission Deadline
Proposals must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Friday December 11, 2020. Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted and will not be reviewed. The City assumes no liability for costs incurred in proposal preparation. The City reserves the right to accept or reject proposals or to seek additional information from any applicant. The City is under no obligation to award all available funds through this RFP and reserves the right to reallocate funds between funding categories.

Applications must be submitted on-line by clicking the Online Submission button below.

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