24 CFR 941.304 - Full proposal content.
Each full proposal shall include at a minimum the following:
(a) Project description. A description of the housing, including the number of units, schematic drawings of the proposed building and unit plans, outline specifications or rehabilitation work write-ups, and the types and amounts of non-dwelling space to be provided;
(b) Description of development method. A description of the PHA's proposed development method, and a demonstration by the PHA that it will be able to use this method successfully to develop the public housing units. If the PHA proposes to use the turnkey method, it must submit a Board-approved certification that the developer was selected as the result of a public solicitation for proposals and that the selection was based on an objective rating system, using such factors as site location, project design, price, and developer experience. If the PHA proposes to use the acquisition method, the PHA must submit a certification by the PHA and owner that the property was not constructed with the intent that it would be sold to the PHA. If the PHA proposes to use the mixed-finance method, it should have consulted with HUD on its plans. If the PHA proposes to use the force account method to develop the public housing units, it must have already received approval from HUD of its capability to carry out the development successfully in this manner;
(c) Site information. An identification and description of the proposed site, site plan, neighborhood, and evidence of PHA or turnkey developer control of the site for at least sixty (60) days after proposal submission;
(1) Categories of cost. The detailed budget of the costs of developing the project, in accordance with the form prescribed by HUD. With respect to costs of demolition and relocation, the description must distinguish between costs related to existing public housing property and costs related to acquisition of a new public housing site;
(2) Budget and payment schedule. A budget that identifies the sources of funding for relocation benefits, and a payment schedule anticipated to be provided under a construction contract;
(e) Appraisal. An appraisal of the proposed site or property by an independent, state-certified appraiser;
(f) Financial feasibility. Identification of funds sufficient to complete the development, including a reasonable contingency;
(g) Zoning. Evidence that construction or rehabilitation is permitted by current zoning ordinances or regulations or evidence to indicate that needed rezoning is likely and will not delay the project;
(h) Facilities. A statement addressing the adequacy of existing facilities and services for the prospective occupants of the project, a description of public improvements needed to ensure the viability of the proposed project with a description of the sources of funds available to carry out such improvements, and, if applicable, a statement addressing the minority enrollment and capacity of the school system to absorb the number of school-aged children expected to reside in the project;
(i) Relocation. A certification by the PHA that it will comply with all applicable Federal relocation requirements;
(j) Life-cycle analysis. For new construction and substantial rehabilitation, the criteria to be used in equipping the proposed project(s) with heating and cooling systems, and which shall include a life-cycle cost analysis of the installation, maintenance and operating costs of such systems pursuant to section 13 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1437k);
(k) Project development schedule. A copy of the PHA development schedule, including the PHA architect or turnkey developer estimates of the time required to complete each major development stage;
(l) Environmental assessment. All available environmental information on the proposed development (to expedite the HUD environmental review);
(m) Occupancy and operation policies. Statement of all PHA policies and practices that will be used in occupancy and operation that contribute to an overall objective of ending the social and economic isolation of low income people and promoting their economic independence;
(n) New construction certification. If a PHA's proposal involves new construction, evidence of compliance with section 6(h) of the Act in one of the following two ways:
(1) Submission of a PHA comparison of the cost of new construction in the neighborhood where the PHA proposes to construct the housing and the cost of acquisition of existing housing (with or without rehabilitation) in the same neighborhood; or
(2) Certification by the PHA, accompanied by supporting documentation, that there is insufficient existing housing in the neighborhood to develop public housing through acquisition; and
(o) Additional HUD-requested information. Any additional information that may be needed for HUD to determine whether it can approve the proposal pursuant to § 941.305.
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