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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Financial assistance available for residential developers

photo of a house and the words residential developer funding available for affordable housing

The City of Grants Pass currently has approximately $867,000 available to assist residential developers to build affordable housing. The City Council has elected to allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the design and/or extension of public infrastructure (i.e. water, sewer, transportation) of affordable housing projects within the Grants Pass Urban Growth Boundary.

The ideal qualified residential developer will either own land or can demonstrate a clear ability to acquire land that has strong residential development potential for at least 20 dwelling units within the Grants Pass Urban Growth Boundary. 

Key objectives for the project include community compatibility, affordability targeted to households earning 120% of the Area Median Income or below, high-quality design and materials, and long-term affordability.

Proposers will need to demonstrate proven success in obtaining funding to construct similar-sized projects within the last five years. Priority will be given to neighborhoods where development potential is constrained and/or there is some barrier to extending public sewer, water, stormwater, or street infrastructure to serve the area.

The deadline for sealed submission in response to this request for proposals is Wednesday, May 31, 2023, by 3:00 pm local time.  An agreement between the City and a developer committing to a specific development site and scope must be fully executed no later than December 1, 2024.



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