Vinton County is requesting proposals from independent Housing Rehabilitation Specialists or agencies with those on staff to assist in the implementation of the FY 2022 CHIP (Community Housing Impact and Preservation) program, with 2022 USDA HPG and 2023 USDA HPG for Vinton and Gallia Counties. Assistance for implementation of Lead Safe programming and other projects may also be added, dependent on capacity.

Please provide a description of your experience with these types of programs, including the qualifications and capacity to provide the above-named services. You or your agency staff must demonstrate a high level of expertise in managing contractors performing housing rehabilitation projects that use Federal and State funds.  Experience of at least three years in dealing with government funded housing rehabilitation/construction programs using both State and Federal regulations and guidelines is required. State licensure in Lead remediation practices, including Lead Risk Assessment license is also required. Successful applicant will demonstrate a proven ability to write construction specifications under the State of Ohio’s Residential Rehabilitation Standards using RESPEC or acceptable equivalent.  Further, knowledge of Energy Efficiency programs is highly desired.

Applications from agencies will be evaluated based on financial capacity and stability; demonstrated staff capacity, including experience and expertise in similar projects; and organizational strength, particularly in adequate staffing.  Independent contractors will need to demonstrate experience and expertise.

Provide a proposed plan for implementation of the services that includes schedule, budget and personnel involved.  Please include a list of references with contact names and phone numbers regarding experience and the types of programs managed as well as any licenses or certifications currently held. Include any affiliations with professional organizations that would help us evaluate you or your staff’s technical experience and ability to provide construction and rehabilitation services through a wide range of activities.

For a more thorough description of requirements or for any other questions, please contact Terri Fetherolf at 740-596-3529 or at dev.tfetherolf@vintonco.com.

Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. February 26, 2024 to:

Vinton County Development Department
205 S. Market St.
McArthur, OH  45651
Or via email to dev.tfetherolf@vintonco.com