RFP released for affordable rental housing development in Norman

The City of Norman released a request for proposal (RFP) this week for an affordable rental housing development following approval of Norman City Council. As part of the project, the City of Norman will utilize Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to provide an assistance package to mitigate barriers to rental housing development that result in long-term affordable rents for the target market.

“Like most communities, we are experiencing an affordable housing crisis,” said CDBG Grants Manager Lisa Krieg of the City of Norman. “Through this project we continue to work toward addressing this issue and expect to attain, at minimum, 75 more affordable housing units for our community. This will be a quality development with quality amenities for residents.”

The project will take several years to complete, Krieg said, and would be constructed on a 5-acre parcel of land provided by the City. According to the City of Norman’s Homelessness Gaps Analysis for the Norman/Cleveland County Continuum of Care, one key priority area for action includes opportunities for safe and affordable housing.

Proposals will be accepted digitally, by mail or by in-person delivery through 2 p.m. June 23, 2023. To view full details of the RFP, see project requirements, or learn more, visit: https://www.normanok.gov/media/17205.

Questions may be directed to 405.366.5464.