Request for Proposals for Nonprofit Affordable Housing Developers

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Request for Proposals for Nonprofit Affordable Housing Developers

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November 3rd, 2020 (GLENDALE, CA) YWCA Glendale invites the submittal of qualifications from affordable housing developers interested in developing and operating affordable housing for low and moderate income families on the eastern parcel (pool) land area which contains approximately 8,600 SF, including a 6,350 SF basement for subterranean garage. YWCA Glendale intends to execute a long-term lease with the selected developer. The purpose of the RFP is to seek qualified developers with multiple-project experience to develop affordable housing units on underutilized parcels currently owned by YWCA Glendale. The preference is for majority of the units to be available to families earning less than 50% of area median income per federal guidelines. The actual level of affordability will be determined based on the project’s feasibility including available financing resources.

The successful developer(s) will have the unique opportunity to partner with YWCA Glendale to  provide affordable housing and supportive services that prioritize services for domestic violence victims and low/moderate income families in furtherance of the City of Glendale and LA County’s affordable housing initiatives and policies.

Responsibilities of the developer(s) may include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of conceptual site plan and building designs;
  • Preparation of market analysis to identify affordable housing needs and potential nonresidential components;
  • Preparation of development and operating budgets and financing plans;
  • Securing financial commitments for construction and permanent financing;
  • Negotiation of disposition and development agreements;
  • Completion of working drawings and building permit approvals;
  • Coordination of construction activities;
  • Marketing and leasing with all residents;
  • Ongoing property management

Applicants should submit proposal on or before Friday, December 11, 2020 by 3:00 pm.

Proposals submitted after this time will not be accepted. Proposals should be marked “Responses to the YWCA Glendale Request for Proposals” and must include all required documents. YWCA Glendale reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to cancel this Request for Proposals if it is deemed in the best interest of the YWCA Glendale.

YWCA Glendale makes no representations or warranties, express or implied as to the accuracy and/or completeness of the information provided in this RFP. This RFP (including all attachments and supplements) is made subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, lease or financing and withdrawal without prior notice, and changes to, additional, and different interpretations of laws and regulations.

All inquiries regarding this RFP should be submitted via e-mail and directed to:

Tara Peterson, Chief Executive Officer

Site Tour

Interested developers are strongly encouraged to attend one of the on-site tours on November 16th or November 17th at 3:00 p.m. located at 735 E. Lexington Drive, Glendale, CA 91206.  RSVP to attend the tour is required no later than the close of business on 11/12/20. To RSVP, or for additional information, contact Celeste Meza at or call: 818-242-4155 ext. 217. 

The full RFP can be accessed at the below link –

Final RFP Attachments