Specifications include, but are not limited to:
The City of Sedona, AZ is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to conduct a comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment and develop a 5-year Housing Action Plan. The Housing Needs Assessment will provide an in-depth analysis of the current as well as the future needs for affordable, workforce and other housing options primarily of current and future community households, reported incrementally in relation to the Area Median Income (AMI). A Housing Action Plan will identify 1, 3, and 5-year quantifiable recommendations to bridge those identified gaps. The consultant will analyze current housing conditions, identify housing needs and identify evidenced-based and creative strategies across the housing continuum both regulatory and non-regulatory that look to address the current, short-term and long-term needs of the community. Given that the options may be vast, needs varied, and resources limited, priorities will need to be identified and recommendations will need to be made accordingly to address priorities. This analysis will provide a rational basis for resource allocation deciding when, why, and how the City should participate in creating, supporting and/or funding affordable and other housing developments.
1. To define the gap between the current housing options and the number and type of housing units needed by households in the overall community, understand
needs, prioritize areas of need.
2. Develop recommendations to address the gap between the necessary number of housing units to provide for the local workforce and households below an income level able to compete in the open real estate market for housing.
3. Recommend strategies to guide future decisions regarding removal of regulatory barriers, resource allocation and local policy and programmatic changes, implementation of which will result in bridging current and future housing gaps identified in the Needs Assessment.