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2023 RFP – Development of New Affordable Housing

Request for Proposals

For Development of New Affordable Housing

519 4th Street

RFP ISSUED: 12/8/2023

RESPONSES DUE: 1/24/2024 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time

The City of San Rafael (City) is soliciting proposals for the development of affordable housing on a city-owned property located at 519 4th Street. This site is in a prime location, within San Rafael’s vibrant and walkable downtown, two blocks from San Rafael’s Transit Center, and near multiple grocery stores and education facilities.

Project proposals should include the construction of permanently affordable housing serving one or more priority populations such as seniors, families, individuals, or people with special needs, including individuals and families formerly experiencing homelessness.

Review the Request for Proposals

FAQ document from December 20th workshop

Selection Timeline

Announcement December 8, 2023
Virtual Developer Workshop December 20, 2023, 2:00-3:00PM
Deadline for emailed questions for City response January 8, 2024;  City will post responses by January 12, 2024
RFP Responses Due January 24, 2024 by 5:00PM
Evaluation January 25-31, 2024
Developer Team Interview(s) (if applicable) February 6 – 13, 2024
Selection by the City Council March 2024

This timeline is subject to change.

The City will hold a virtual developer workshop on December 20th from 3 to 4pm to review the RFP. Please email housing@cityofsanrafael.org for registration and with questions prior to the Workshop date. Additional questions will be accepted through January 8 via email, with responses posted to the City’s website by January 12, 2024.

Complete responses must be received no later than 5:00 pm on January 24, 2024 at housing@cityofsanrafael.org. Finalists may be invited to a Developer Team Interview, then recommended for selection to the San Rafael City Council.


All questions should be addressed to:
Economic Development Department
City of San Rafael
1400 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901 415.485.3134

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