Request for Information (RFI) and/or Expressions of Interest (RFEI)

Release date: 11/1/2018
Submission deadline: 3/14/2019

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Housing New York 2.0 plan (HNY 2.0) in 2017, which builds on the success of the original Housing New York (HNY) plan and furthers the City of New York’s (the City’s) bold commitment to increase the supply of affordable housing. HNY 2.0 sets a target of generating 300,000 affordable homes by 2026. The multi-faceted plan proposes a variety of tools – financing, regulatory, and design – to increase and accelerate the production of affordable housing. Recognizing the city’s changing demographics, the plan seeks not only to produce more housing, but to promote a broader range of housing typologies that respond to the diverse needs and preferences of New York City households.

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) invites interested parties to submit information about shared housing to this Request for Information (RFI) and invites developers to submit proposals for new housing typologies to this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI). Proposals should incorporate housing typologies that will help the agency test new ways to better address unmet housing needs. Proposals must include shared housing units and be substantially affordable, and may consist of new construction, preservation, conversion, or adaptive re-use. In addition to shared housing units, proposals may include standard-sized units or micro units.


The City is interested in learning from parties that have specific experience, knowledge, or insight into the development, operations, benefits, or challenges of shared housing. To enhance the City’s knowledge of shared housing and new unit typologies, HPD welcomes responses to the RFI from all interested entities. 

RFI Package

Please complete the RFI Package online.  

Alternatively, Respondents can submit:

  • One (1) original
  • One (1) flash drive containing all components of the submission


In addition to seeking input on shared housing from a range of stakeholders, the City invites expressions of interest to develop substantially affordable housing projects that include shared housing units on privately owned land. The City’s goals include the use of innovative design and management of new unit typologies that leverage construction cost savings and/or greater rental income to create a wider array of quality housing at every income tier in a range of neighborhoods. Selection through this RFEI indicates HPD’s willingness to work with successful respondents in an iterative process to provide financing or other assistance and to expedite the pre-development process.

Respondents who wish to respond to both the RFI and RFEI may submit their responses to the RFI through the RFEI. 

RFEI Package

  • One (1) bound original, signed by an authorized representative of the Respondent
  • One (1) bound copy
  • One (1) flash drive containing all components of the Submission, with separate files or folders for each tab as well as the complete submission in one PDF file. All PDFs must be searchable.

Pre-Submission Conference

A pre-submission conference will be held at 1:00pm on November 30, 2018 at 100 Gold Street, Room 1R, New York, NY 10038. Interested organizations are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. Those planning on attending the Pre-Submission Conference must RSVP

A second pre-submission conference will be held at 2:15pm on November 30, 2018 at 100 Gold Street, Room 1R, immediately after the first pre-submission conference. If planning to attend, please RSVP to

People with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend the pre-submission conference should contact Zlata Kobzantsev at the email address listed at the bottom of the page. 

Submission Requirements

All proposals are due in hand no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 14, 2019.  Detailed instructions are provided in the RFP.  


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Additional Forms:

Addendum 1
Addendum 2
Addendum 3
Addendum 4 


All communications must be in writing to:

Zlata Kobzantsev
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Office of Neighborhood Strategies
100 Gold Street, Room 9X
New York, NY 10038