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Request for Proposals
ARPA-Right to Counsel 

Advertisement Date: ​March 13th, 2023

Questions Due: Due by 5:00pm on March 20th, /2023 

All questions must be submitted by email to

(make sure to include Questions in the subject line).

Answers Delivered:

Answers to questions will be submitted to the named contact person for all applications. 

Applications Due: Due by 1:00pm EST on March 24th, 2023

Applications must be emailed to (make sure to include RTC Application in the subject line) or prior to the exact date and time indicated above. Late applications will not be accepted. 



Project Request:

United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC), is releasing this Request for Proposals pursuant to their contract with the City of Detroit to seek qualified organizations, firms, or individuals to administer and to provide certain legal services to certain covered persons as further outlined in the scope of work (Section 2). Any entity awarded a contract by UCHC shall be expected to adhere to all requirements for service delivery as set forth below and all service delivery requirements set forth in UCHC’s contract with the City of Detroit.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicant must provide a minimum of three active program referrals 

  • Applicants must demonstrate sufficient experience and competency to provide legal representation to covered persons. 

Applications will only be accepted from those organizations demonstrating a minimum of 3 years of experience providing legal representation services requested in the RFP. Additionally: 

UCHC Prefers:

  • System or platform has the capacity to store field-level metadata and display it in the user interface when appropriate. 
  • API is able to provide data in a JSON format. 

  • Data system or data exports integrate easily with ESRI products including feature services. 

  • Systems or platforms that support data exchanges (pushes and pulls) that can happen dynamically. ​​

The information necessary to capture per case: 

  • Client identifying information, such as name, date of birth, veteran status, race and ethnicity. 
  • Client contact information, such as email address(es) and phone number(s). 

  • Household demographic information, such as # of adults, seniors, children (gender of children), # disabled persons in household and # senior persons in household, seniors defined as 62+, total annual income and all income sources. 

  • Name of staff member(s) assigned to each case, with time stamps of when case is opened and closed. 

  • Identifying information per court case, including court case number, adverse party and opposing counsel, defendant name and defendant attorney, judge, date case filed, date case resolved, resolving method per ROA. 

  • Outcome information related to each case. ​​

To read the entirety of the RFP, click here to download the .pdf


United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is a nonprofit comprehensive housing assistance organization, which has provided a variety of housing-related services to Detroit's low-income residents since 1973.

The organization has worked with tenants, homesteaders, homeowners, the homeless, community organizations rebuilding neighborhoods and providing affordable housing, religious, civil rights, labor and housing advocacy organization to improve, preserve and expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income Detroiters.

Because of its long history and significant expertise as a comprehensive housing services provider in Michigan, the organization is frequently asked to provide advice to other organizations in communities across Southeast Michigan.

All service are provided to income-eligible families and individuals free of charge.

United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, UCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, and termination. Consistent with state and federal laws, UCHC is committed to maintaining a workplace free from the abuse of drugs and alcohol.

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