Construction Study


The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (the “Agency” or “DCHFA”) requests proposals from qualified vendors to conduct a study of development costs by building typology, affordability, and the impact of public policy on the cost of residential development in the District of Columbia (“Construction Study Services”)

The District of Columbia is a vibrant and growing city with a population now exceeding 700,000 for the first time since 1975.  More than 130,000 residents have been added to the city since 2006, and the pressures on the available supply of housing and related resources are well known.  Residential development costs vary significantly by building typology, which affects the price points of market rate projects.  Costs vary between market and affordable projects, and over time due to changes in technology and other factors.  The Agency is seeking development and construction management services to conduct a study to:

  • Understand how development costs impact affordability, financial feasibility and land valuation for residential development;
  • Develop cost effective land use and housing production policies;
  • Establish feasibility, evaluation, and underwriting thresholds for affordable housing projects;

The information and instructions set forth below are designed to solicit responses that will demonstrate your company’s capability to satisfy the Agency’s requirements.  Each company is requested to submit its most competitive offer.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (ET).

Please submit one (1) electronic PDF file of the proposal via email to and one (1) Flash Drive Copy with the proposal files to DCHFA, 815 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001, Attn: Keami Estep, Senior Manager, Procurement & Corporate Resources. 


Companies may submit questions related to this RFP in writing or by e-mail no later than noon on Monday, July 29, 2019 (ET).   All questions shall be sent to Keami Estep, Senior Manager, Procurement & Corporate Resources at   No oral proposals or oral modifications of proposals will be considered.  

The subject line of the email and the outside packaging of the Flash Drive submission must include “Response to Construction Study RFP: Your Agency Name”.

Please click the link below to download a copy of the RFP Documents.

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