Florida Housing Finance Corporation, Departmental  



    RFP 2013-02 Training, Technical Assistance and Counseling Evaluation Services

    The Florida Housing Finance Corporation invites all qualified Offerors to submit proposals for consideration in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Request for Proposals (RFP) 2013-02 for training, technical assistance and counseling evaluation services. On January 17, 2013, the Legislative Budget Commission approved a $10 million allocation from National Mortgage Settlement funds to provide foreclosure counseling services to be administered by Florida Housing. The funding will allow Florida Housing to carry out the following objectives:

    • Help prevent homeowners from going into foreclosure; and

    • Provide at-risk homeowners with good financial management education to help them better manage their money and assist them with credit problems to become financially stable.

    Florida Housing proposes to meet these objectives by providing funding on a fee-for-service basis to United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved Housing Counseling Agencies (HCAs) to carry out foreclosure counseling services and financial management education.  The program approach will be to provide counseling support for at risk homeowners that augments counseling provided through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program and other programs when available.

    Florida Housing estimates that this new program will serve a minimum of 10,500 homeowners. The objective of this new program is to more fully support homeowners through their delinquency resolution negotiations.

    As part of the Foreclosure Counseling Program (FCP), Florida Housing is responsible for providing the following administrative services:

    Training on FCP program parameters provided in a classroom or virtual setting for HUD approved HCAs participating in the FCP, including financial management education to be provided to homeowners;

    Technical Assistance for HCAs participating in the FCP; and

    Counseling Evaluation of HCAs participating in the FCP.

    If no adequate response is received from an entity qualified to perform all three elements, Florida Housing may elect to award the administration of the elements separately in order to maximize the quality of services being provided.

    Proposals shall be accepted until 2:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, to the attention of Sherry Green, Contracts Administrator, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, Florida 32301-1329. For questions or additional information, please contact Sherry Green at (850)488-4197 or sherry.green@floridahousing.org. To obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals, which outlines selection criteria and applicant’s responsibilities, please submit your request to the attention of Sherry Green, or you can download the Request for Proposals from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation web site at http://apps.floridahousing.org/StandAlone/FHFC_ECM/AppPage_LegalRFPs.aspx.

    Any modifications that occur to the Request for Proposals will be posted at the web site and may result in an extension of the deadline. It is the responsibility of the Offeror to check the website for any modifications prior to the deadline date.



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