The Housing Authority of the City of Arlington (AHA) is currently redesigning the Selfridge project construction drawings. The Housing Authority intends to procure construction – builder services upon completion of the project design. The Housing Authority intends to construct a 5 bedroom, single family, two story home on its Selfridge lot. The intended use of this structure will be to provide housing for up to four homeless mothers and their infant. The first floor will contain a one bedroom master bedroom suite for the house parent(s). Support services will be provided by the Tarrant County Nurse Family Partnership Program.This project is located at 3107 Selfridge Drive in Arlington, Texas. The Housing Authority acquired a foreclosed home that was vacant and in substandard condition. The substandard home was demolished in preparation for redevelopment of this site.The Housing Authority initially intended to construct a highly energy efficient home using Structurally Insulated Panels (SIP). The project was designed by Tom Hines Architect.. The Housing Authority, in compliance with federal procurement requirements, solicited bids through a formal Invitation to Bid procedure and completed the bid process five times. Each attempt was unsuccessful, primarily because the bids received were excessively high. After the fifth unsuccessful attempt, the Housing Authority has determined to redesign the project as a traditionally constructed “stick built” home anticipating increased competition for the project construction and a lower cost to construct the project. The Housing Authority has abandoned its intent to construct the home using SIP panels. Once the plans are finalized, another Invitation to Bid will be released.
Any questions should be directed to:
Housing Authority of the City of Arlington
501 W. Sanford, Suite 20
Arlington, TX 76011