Housing Urban Development (HUD) Section 4 Grant Program Request for Proposals Summary

Housing Urban Development (HUD) Section 4 Grant Program

Request for Proposals Summary


Release Date: May 6, 2016                                          

Deadline for Submission: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT


The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.  LISC is America’s largest community development support organization. It provides financial, organizational, and management support to local organizations dedicated to revitalizing its community and improving the quality of life for its residents. LISC has a 30-year history of investing in both urban and rural communities in Washington State.


Capitol Hill Housing, a Seattle-based affordable housing developer and community builder, has strengthened neighborhoods and created affordable apartments for 40 years.  CHH has been a long-time partner of LISC and shares their commitment to building sustainable communities.  In 2016, Capitol Hill Housing is serving as LISC’s Interim Program Manager, providing LISC with an on-the-ground presence in King County. In this role, Capitol Hill Housing will provide oversight of grant investments, and deliver technical assistance and capacity building services that support community-developed solutions to local needs. LISC will continue to work in rural areas of Washington State through its National Rural program, and in Pierce County.


About HUD Section 4

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 4 funds are used to increase the capacity of experienced Community Development Corporations (CDCs) to carry out community development activities, build the capacity of smaller and emerging development organizations, and assist underserved communities in meeting their community needs.


LISC’s King and Pierce County Priorities

We are requesting proposals for place-based projects that will contribute to the affordability and livability of the greater Seattle area, specifically in the historically and/or currently under-resourced areas of Southeast Seattle, Central Area, Chinatown/International District, Duwamish Valley/South Park, White Center/North Highline, Skyway West Hill, Lake City and the City of Tacoma. HUD Section 4 funds are focused on place-based holistic community development programs, projects, and initiatives that will reduce inequities among low- and moderate-income people or communities which include the following goals:

  • Develop and implement community development strategies in distressed or gentrifying urban neighborhoods that reduce economic or racial inequities;
  • Create or preserve affordable housing options;
  • Restore and/or preserve cultural hubs;
  • Minimize displacement of historically-disenfranchised populations;
  • Support immigrant and people-of-color-owned business clusters;
  • Promote community health and sustainability; and/or
  • Strengthen and amplify neighborhood character through arts and cultural placemaking activities.


Grant Allocation and Term

We anticipate awarding between 4-5 grants, ranging in size from $25,000-$60,000. The grant period is twelve months beginning summer 2016, and is contingent on LISC approval.


Eligible Organizations

The HUD Section 4 Capacity Building Program is exclusively for King and Pierce County Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs).  CDCs and CHDOs must be organized under Federal, State or local law to engage in community development activities (which may include housing and economic development activities) primarily within an identified geographic area of operation. The full checklist used to qualify CDCs and CHDOs can be viewed here http://bit.ly/1qms8yz. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your eligibility to receive funds, please contact CHH to discuss your eligibility.


Deadline and Submission

Please click HERE for attached proposal requirements, including narrative and documentation.

All proposals should be submitted by Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT. Please submit an electronic version (Microsoft Word or PDF) via email to jstroble@capitolhillhousing.org


For inquiries and or clarifying questions, please email Jamie Stroble at jstroble@capitolhillhousing.org or call 206-556-3328.


For more information about LISC: www.lisc.org.

For more information about LISC’s local program manager: www.capitolhillhousing.org