RFP for Farmworker Housing Repair Loan Program

The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board seeks proposals from qualified non-profit entities to administer a statewide loan program to fund repairs to housing that is currently used by farmworkers.  The initiative aims to improve the health, safety and livability of farmworker housing across the state.  VHCB commissioned a report on the needs associated with farmworker housing that was released in the spring of 2021.  Read the Farmworker Housing Needs Assessment.

VHCB is issuing an RFP to identify an entity to design and implement a statewide loan fund for repair of farmworker housing.  VHCB will capitalize the loan fund with $500,000, and may subsequently provide additional capital assuming sufficient demand.

For more information about the goals, scope of work, and timeline, review the RFP. 

Important dates relevant to the RFP:

 1.       By Friday, October 22th, 2021 – RFP issued; open period for written questions, submit to @email

2.       Friday, November 5th, 2021 – Close of period for questions from RFP bidders.

3.       Friday,  November 12th, 2021 – Anonymized bidder questions will be posted, along with funders’ responses on the VHCB website

4.       Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 – Electronically submit proposal by end of business day to: @email.