Through a Request for Proposals, HCR makes available up to twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) to ten (10) eligible applicants (units of local government and community development partners) for the administration of the new Plus One ADU Program. Plus One ADU will provide a full-service program to support low- and middle-income single-family homeowner occupants who wish to build a new ADU on their property or improve an existing ADUs that needs to be brought into compliance with local and state code requirements. Applications must be submitted via email to [email protected] no later than 3:00 PM (EST) on October 28, 2022. The initial contract shall be for two (2) years.
Applicants selected to administer the Plus One ADU Program will be expected to create a work plan, which shall include, pre-development activities, construction oversight and post construction monitoring, including:
- Identifying low- and moderate-income homeowner occupants who wish to add an ADU to their property or make capital repairs to an existing ADU.
- Overseeing the pre-development process including design, budgeting, permitting, environmental assessment, appraisals, and other required due diligence to secure funding from HTFC or other needed sources.
- Securing the services of appropriate design professional(s). Each property must have plans and an identified scope, which complies with design standards approved by HCR staff.
- Ensuring project compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) at 6 NYCRR Part 617.
- Overseeing all aspects of the construction process from contractor bidding and selection, compliance with MWBE utilization standards, general construction oversight and coordination between property owners and contractors, preparation of payment requests and other essential activities to ensure efficient construction for each ADU.
- Entering into a Regulatory Agreement, and associated declining balance enforcement documents, with the participating homeowners for the Regulatory Period which shall not be less ten (10) years.”