HPD Housing Ambassador Services RFEI FY2021

HPD Housing Ambassador Services RFEI: FY2021 

Expression of Interest Due Date: 10/16/2020 at 2:00pm

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) is seeking qualified community-based organizations (“CBOs”) to submit a response to the Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”) for providing education and services to assist affordable housing seekers in preparing and applying for housing, as well as in providing information to clients about free “Ready to Rent” financial counseling services available through the City Council-designated financial counseling provider, Ariva.

This funding supports the “Ready to Rent” program, which is an inter-agency initiative managed by HPD and the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). A central component of this program is to support and expand the capacity of housing organizations and community social service providers (“Housing Ambassadors”), which is critical to the success of the New Yorkers looking for affordable housing. 

Pre-Submission Conferences

Pre-submission conference call: Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 3:00pm-4:00pm

All organizations interested in this RFEI were invited to a pre-submission conference call on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 3:00pm-4:00pm, in which HPD answered questions related to the program. Please see Addendum 1 on this page for a summary of the questions posed during this conference and responses provided.

Pre-Submission Conference on Zoom: Thursday, October 8th, 2020 from 10:00am-11:00am

All organizations interested in this funding are invited to a pre-submission conference, in which HPD will answer questions related to the program. This conference will be conducted via Zoom on Thursday, October 8th, 2020 from 10:00am-11:00am. Following the conference, HPD will provide a written summary of the questions posed, responses provided, and other topics discussed.
Please use the following link to register for this conference and receive the passcode required to access the meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqd-mprjIuHdwmSLi7d7wgtyCgra4SxIUP 

Submission Requirements

The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 16, 2020 at 2:00pm. Submissions must be emailed to Ambassadors@hpd.nyc.gov   

Interested organizations may register for and download the RFEI using the link below. The RFEI contains a detailed description of the program, eligibility criteria, and application requirements.  

Additional documents

Please note that addenda may contain changes to the RFEI and responses to inquiries regarding the RFEI.


Interested organizations may submit questions about this funding via email until Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 at 2:00pm to Ambassadors@hpd.nyc.gov. HPD will provide a written summary of the questions and responses to all interested organizations in advance of the submission deadline.

Accessibility questions may be directed to accessibility@hpd.nyc.gov.