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RFP: Five-Year (2020-2025) Consolidated Plan Consulting Services

North Suburban Consortium; Town of Arlington; Cities of Malden, Medford, and Revere
5-Year (2020-2025) Consolidated Plan Consulting Services

The Malden Redevelopment Authority, agent for and representative member of the North Suburban Consortium (“NSC”) is soliciting proposals from qualified professional consultants to provide planning services, technical advice and assistance in connection with the preparation of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan (“Con Plan”) required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) pursuant to its HOME Investment Partnerships Program (“HOME”) and Community Development Block Grant Program (“CDBG”).

The Con Plan will cover the eight communities comprising the NSC: Malden, Medford, Arlington, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, Melrose and Winthrop. The Con Plan will support the combined HOME entitlement grant for these eight communities, as well as the CDBG entitlement grants for the four member communities that receive a regular CDBG entitlement grant: Malden, Medford, Arlington, and Revere. Proposals are due 2:00 pm on April 8, 2019. To request a copy of the RFP, please email

INVITATION TO BID: Construction of Two Community Gardens on Northern Strand Community Trail

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) invites the submission of sealed bids for the construction of two Community Gardens located on the northern side of the Northern Strand Community Trail between Norwood Street and Franklin Street in Malden. 

BID OPENING will be held Monday, March 11, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the MRA, 17 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor, Malden.

Plans, specifications, and all other proposal documents may be obtained electronically from the MRA beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Requests for electronic files may be made to Alexander Pratt, MRA, at (781) 324-5720 x5728 or with the subject line “Request for Community Gardens bid documents”.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held Monday, March 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m at the MRA office. Questions should be submitted by email to before 4:00 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, after which point the MRA may issue an addendum addressing any questions received. No questions received after 4:00 p.m. March 4, 2019 will be considered.

All sealed bids must be delivered to the MRA, 17 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor, Malden, prior to the BID OPENING, as stated above, at which time and place they will be opened and read aloud. The bidder assumes the risk of any delay due to mail delivery. Proposals received after the official BID OPENING will be returned unopened. The MRA reserves the right to waive any informalities in Bids, to reject any or all Bids, to amend this Invitation to Bid in any way, to discontinue the Invitation to Bid process and to accept any proposal that in its judgment will be in the best interest of the City.

NOTICE: FTHB Education Course Reimbursement Program

Since most lenders providing financing to first-time homebuyers require that applicants attend and complete a first-time homebuyer course, the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA, representative member of the North Suburban Consortium (NSC) is now offering a program to reimburse residents in NSC communities (Malden, Medford, Arlington, Chelsea, Everett, Melrose, Revere and Winthrop) who complete a pre-purchase, post-purchase, multi-family property owner/landlord or foreclosure prevention course between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.  Reimbursement limited to $100 per household.

Click here for details and to download an application.

NOTICE: Information Regarding Registration (Grantees, Subrecipients and Contractors)

All grantees, subrecipients and contractors awarded contracts funded with Federal dollars or receiving CDBG funds must register with the Federal debarment clearinghouse System for Award Management ( and must provide proof of active status on in order to comply with Federal regulations. Registration is free and it takes approximately one month to become active with a valid DUNS number. If a grantee, subrecipient or contractor does not register, they will not be considered qualified and, therefore, will not be able to contract with the City of Malden or MRA for activities funded with CDBG and/or other Federal dollars.
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NOTICE: MRA Offers Zero Percent Interest Home Repair/Improvement Loans

For a limited time, the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is offering 0% interest home repair/improvement loans to Malden homeowners who meet current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines.  Eligible repairs/improvements include doors, windows, roofs, heating systems and more.

For more information about this and other MRA loan and grant programs, call the MRA Healthy Homes/Rehab Office at 781-397-1940 or visit the office at 176 Pearl Street. 


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