TJPDC Seeks Proof of Concept to develop new affordable housing units

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) seeks submissions from public, for-profit, and non-profit developers for projects that would increase the inventory of affordable housing in Region 10 through the development of new units. Successful applicants will be awarded funding from $2 million granted to the TJPDC from Virginia Housing as a part of a $40 million grant program to Virginia’s Planning District Commissions.

The TJPDC will be making development partner determinations through a multi-step process. First, potential partners will complete and submit Proof of Concept. This proof of concept will be issued to collect key details about the proposed project, including number of proposed units to be constructed, partner development experience, and location of development. The requested proof of concept will serve as a precursor to a more detailed formal project application, in which a full scope of work and action plan will be requested for selected priority projects.

This proof of concept is intended to collect critical details about an agency’s experience and capacity for the development of new affordable units and a project’s suitability for receipt of funding from the PDC Housing Development Grant.