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February 2022 Newsletter: PACT Resource Team Announces RFQ for qualified service providers

By Bebe LeGardeur

February 8, 2022

The PACT Resource Team has released an RFQ for qualified service providers
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LISC NYC and Public Works Partners released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to establish a pool of experienced technical assistance providers as the PACT Resource Team. The PACT Resource Team will support New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents to plan for the future of their communities as their housing developments receive investment through the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program. PACT is a critical tool that, through partnerships with private and non-profit development partners, allows NYCHA to not only modernize homes but also provide enhanced community services and amenities. You can learn more about the Resource Team and the RFQ on the LISC NYC website, and can access the full application on the application portal. Please help us spread the word by sharing this exciting opportunity with service providers in your network.

Learn about the PACT Resource Team

What We’re Doing
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Nor’easter Thoughts: Community Engagement in the Winter

Engaging stakeholders in the winter can pose some unexpected roadblocks, from scant passersby willing to stop to learn about a new project or share feedback, to fewer public events to meet with community members, to unexpected weather conditions. Given these challenges, implementing a wide reaching and equitable engagement strategy in the winter requires creativity, forethought, determination, and sometimes a little bit of luck. Simon Rosenblum-Larson has pulled together lessons learned and suggestions, from our experiences collecting stakeholder feedback in the frozen New York winter in his latest for the Public Works IQ.

Find our insights here

Introducing Zach and Hafida
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We’re pleased to introduce Zach Youngerman and Hafida Rasool, Public Works’ two newest team members! Zach, an urban planner focused on creating environmental management and partnership development strategies, joins us as a Consultant. Hafida, who joins us as a Manager, is an experienced program manager and educator focused on designing innovative workforce development and training strategies. Both Hafida and Zach bring extensive experience working with public agencies and nonprofits to create impact. We’re thrilled to have them on our team. Please join us in welcoming them!

Say hello to Zach:

Say hello to Hafida:

We’re Here to Support Your Next Research and Evaluation Project
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Public Works Partners is committed to strengthening the organizations that strengthen our communities. We’re therefore pleased to announce the expansion of our Research & Evaluation service area. Under the leadership of Public Works Director Aurelia Aceves Hogan, this service expansion centers around agile assessments which evaluate program impact and efficiency, provide for performance management and optimization, and offer actionable feedback for clients, as well as increased resources for outcome-oriented qualitative research, stakeholder surveys, and implementation studies. Research & Evaluation is one of core services under our Organizational Health practice. 

Our recent Research & Evaluation projects include:

Click below to learn more about how we support agile assessments, qualitative research, implementation studies, and survey development.

Learn more about our Research & Evaluation practice area

One More Thing

Book cover with men sitting outside a storeIn celebration of Black History Month, we are highlighting the work of Black planners and urbanists who have had an outsized impact on planning. We’re kicking things off with a look at St. Clair Drake, author, anthropologist, sociologist, and co-author of Black Metropolis, a groundbreaking study of social structures and Black-white race relations in mid-century Chicago.








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