The HABC Board of Commissioners have approved the selection of The Michaels Organization and Greater Baltimore AHC to develop a financially feasible housing plan for the Poe Homes public housing property. A housing plan is required to be included in the Transformation Plan that HABC is preparing with the residents of Poe Homes and other stakeholders of the greater Poppleton and Hollins community. The Transformation Plan is a deliverable that is due to HUD in September 2020.
The Michaels Organization and Greater Baltimore AHC will enter into a joint venture, and HABC intends to negotiate a contract with said joint venture, to regenerate the Poe Homes public housing site as a mixed-income, pedestrian-friendly community that is well-connected to the Poppleton-Hollins community and beyond. Existing residents of Poe Homes are actively involved with the planning process that is funded by a grant from HUD.
The joint venture was selected through a competitive solicitation process that included 2 scoring rounds: an initial Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) was issued in the 4th quarter of 2018, followed by a 2019 Request for Proposals (“RFP”) that was issued to firms that passed the RFQ scoring threshold. The HABC Board of Commissioners approved the recommended firm in 2nd quarter of 2019.
HABC and Poe Homes residents look forward to a mutually beneficial outcome with the joint venture – welcome to the team!