GMHF Seeking Program Evaluation Support for Small NOAH & EDOC

Help GMHF evaluate Small NOAH and Emerging Developers of Color programs to measure effectiveness and how to refine these housing solutions (RFP Available Now)

Small NOAH & EDOC Evaluation RFP Overview

We are seeking a Contractor to provide time-sensitive research and evaluation services for two primary programs: Small Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) programs and Emerging Developers of Color (EDOC) programs. The focus of the evaluation is to comprehensively review, research, and engage with program participants and administrators regarding the efficacy of the existing Small NOAH and EDOC programs within Minnesota, particularly in their support of Emerging Developers of Color.

The project seeks to gain insights into how NOAH Preservation Programs can be refined and optimized to more effectively align with the objectives of EDOC programs. Read the full RFP for the scope, timeline, and other details: GMHF Small NOAH and EDOC Evaluation RFP

Submitting a Proposal

All proposals are due on Wednesday June 26, 2024, by 5pm. Responses should be submitted electronically via email to Proposals should be titled “Small NOAH and Emerging Developer of Color Program Evaluation Proposal” and be sent as a .pdf attached to the email. Please also include “Small NOAH and Emerging Developer of Color Program Evaluation Proposal” in the email subject line.

Submit Questions about RFP

GMHF has engaged NEOO Partners as project managers and RFP administrator for this evaluation process. Upon review of this RFP and related attachments, if you are in need of answers to clarifying questions about RFP requirements and/or scope of work to submit your interest in applying, please contact by 5 pm CST on Wednesday, June 12. Responses will be provided in writing by 5 pm CST on Tuesday, June 18.


About GMHF

GMHF is a 501(c)3 Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) committed to creating strong communities and affordable homes through strategic investments and effective partnerships. Our Minnesota-based CDFI advances affordable housing throughout Minnesota by directly funding affordable housing projects, providing technical support to local communities and businesses, linking projects with financial resources, securing additional resources for affordable housing, and using research and program development activities to identify new and innovative ways of increasing affordable housing production.

We are dedicated to social and racial justice and committed to advancing solutions that support equity for communities of color throughout Minnesota. We strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve by providing high-quality, affordable housing options, and community development services.

About NEOO Partners

NEOO Partners, is a creative urban planning, place-making and real estate consulting firm for small to medium-sized businesses, non-profit organizations, and local units of government. Clients continue to benefit from our work in creating a shared vision with their stakeholders that is grounded in culturally competent solutions and human-centric experiences.

The firm’s practical experience in not only providing strategic urban planning or community development plans but in the nuance of actually bringing local entrepreneurs and employers to communities, developing new commercial real estate at neighborhood level rents and curating dynamic cultural spaces for diverse communities to see themselves in. NEOO’s strength is in being strategic AND practical when helping clients achieve success, the right way, the first time.





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