The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board updated and re-issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) last week regarding the design and launch of a statewide initiative to address racial justice and equity in housing. The initiative will be guided by a steering committee comprised of representatives from NeighborWorks Alliance of Vermont, NeighborWorks America, VHFA, and other to-be-identified stakeholders. The goal of the initiative is to examine how racial inequities impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color living in Vermont and identify actions, on both policy and programmatic levels, which expand access to affordable housing for all Vermonters.
The updated RFP reflects feedback received by the steering committee and is intended to identify one or more consultants who will design and implement the first phase of the statewide initiative: a seminar series and roundtable discussions. New to this RFP round, respondents have the option of submitting a proposal for designing and implementing either the seminar series, the roundtable discussions, or a proposal that addresses both components.
Proposals are due Wednesday October 20, with an open period for questions prior to the close date. For submission requirements and more information, read the RFP here.