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Metropolitan Housing Alliance Announces “The Redevelopment in the Rock Initiative”

Update – The Metropolitan Housing Alliance (MHA) Board of Commissioners is proud to announce the start of the redevelopment of its public housing units. This effort known as “The Redevelopment in the Rock Initiative” will merge commitments from public, private and local industries to redevelop over 800 units of public housing estimated to inject over $100 million into the Little Rock economy. The redevelopment initiative is being made possible in part by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, City of Little Rock, Arkansas Development Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Interior and the Department of Arkansas Heritage State Historic Preservation.

MHA, through its subsidiaries Central Arkansas Housing Corporation and Little Rock Towers, LLC, and its development partner, Gorman and Company, Inc., will host its initial pre-bid information session on September 19, 2017 for construction trade professionals. This kickoff meeting is for the purpose of informing industry representatives of the upcoming construction activity associated with the redevelopment of 597 public housing units at the Towers (Jesse Powell, Fred Parris and Cumberland). MHA and Gorman are committed to attracting as much local participation as possible to these construction and service opportunities. The session will provide an overview of the redevelopments and information regarding the bid and contracting registration. MHA will be seeking the following service providers, vendors and contractors, as well as others: demolition, abatement, cabinetry, flooring, plumbing, electrical, roofing, HVAC installers, painting, carpentry, pipefitting, sheet metal workers, masonry, landscaping, movers, boilermakers, drywall finishers/tapers, insulators, sprinkler fitters and general laborers, etc. MHA is a Section 3 participant. This initial meeting will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 12:00 noon – 1:00p.m. (CST) at Fred Parris Towers located at 1800 Broadway, Little Rock, AR 72206.

All interested parties are invited to create a vendor login by visiting the Metropolitan Housing Alliance website at www.mhapha.org, click on the tab “Business with MHA”.  For additional options for vendor and contractor registration or questions about the RAD program direct all phone inquiries to our 24 hour RAD Hotline at (501) 373-8222. Please see key dates for this initiative below:

  • Invitation/ Announcement Meeting – September 19, 2017 (12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.)
  • Construction Bidding Starts – October 3, 2017
  • Pre-bid Conference Cumberland – October 12, 2017 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
  • Pre-bid Conference Parris Towers – October 12, 2017 (1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.)
  • Pre-bid Conference Powell Towers – October 13, 2017 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
  • Construction Bids Due – November 2, 2017 (2:00 p.m.)

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MHA develops, owns and operates quality affordable and accessible housing that provides assistance to citizens of Little Rock, Arkansas utilizing various federal, state and local programs.  Currently, MHA owns 902 public housing units, 200 affordable housing units, 158 market-rate units, administers 2083 Housing Choice Vouchers and operates two homeownership programs.

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