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Request for Proposals: Comprehensive Housing Assessment

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) is issuing a Request for Proposals for the development of a Comprehensive Housing Assessment for the Greater Lansing tri-county region to better understand the existing trends and barriers in today’s housing market. Tri-County invites the submission of proposals from qualified professional consulting firms that specialize in housing market data capture, assessment, and analysis, in addition to traditional community engagement strategies and strategic planning development. With changing demographic and employment characteristics expected over the years ahead, it is imperative for stakeholders of the Greater Lansing region (including Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties and the cities of Lansing and East Lansing) to understand the existing trends and barriers in today’s housing market, including: policies; funding structures and programs; and zoning, codes, and regulations. Interested candidates’ submissions should include a concise statement of the consultant's approach to the project and a summary of the consultant's ability to provide the required services.

See the full RFP and detailed submission requirements here. Interested candidates must submit complete proposals to by 4:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. All questions pertaining to this RFP must be submitted electronically to by Wednesday, August 11, 2021 EST. All submitted queries and formal responses will be shared publicly and made available on Tri-County's website on Monday, August 16, 2021. No verbal requests for information or contact with Tri-County, its staff, or selection committee members will be accepted, and may result in disqualification.

Updated August 16, 2021: All responses to submitted questions are available to view here.

This RFP is not an offer to contract. Issuance of this RFP and the receipt of responses by Tri-County do not commit Tri-County to award a contract to any vendor.

Disadvantaged business enterprises, and minority and women-owned business enterprises, will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A full statement of Tri-County’s Non-Discriminatory Practices may be found in the RFP.


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