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Experimental housing project proposals sought

The Maui News

Maui County has released a request for proposals for experimental and demonstration housing projects by a nonprofit with an application workshop meeting set for 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The funds come from the Experimental and Demonstration Housing Projects Fund, through the Housing Division of the Department of Housing and Human Concerns. The proposals are for the provision, protection and expansion of experimental and demonstration housing projects, including the rehabilitation of existing structures, land purchases or other acquisition of land or property entitlements, planning, design and construction.

Proposal applications will be available weekdays beginning today from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Housing Division, 2065 Main St., Suite 108. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Feb. 28.

The application workshop will be held in the Housing Division office with parking off Wells Street. Those interested in attending the workshop should RSVP by calling 270-7351 and advise of any special accommodations that might be needed.

Applicants must be a nonprofit organization and have experience in housing and/or an understanding of construction principles and standard industry practices.

The county is expecting to evaluate proposals with an emphasis on affordability, safety and environmentally friendly housing projects. Any project that uses money from the Experimental and Demonstration Housing Projects Fund must serve households earning 80 percent or less of the county area median income as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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