Tiny Homes Request For Information (RFI)

The Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to help consider new policies for the development of tiny homes within the city.

Tiny homes are stand-alone structures that contain minimally-sized living areas, sleeping spaces, kitchens and bathrooms. The homes are designed to support targeted populations, including the chronically homeless, low-income residents, seniors, and individuals desiring minimal space for daily needs.

The RFI is seeking responses from housing developers, non-profit housing agencies and other related entities that will help the City assess the viability of tiny homes within the context of the city’s neighborhoods, municipal code, and affordable housing resources. Responses should include estimated development costs not exceeding $2 million, target populations, sites, and the rationale for any proposed changes to the City’s zoning ordinance.

The purpose of the RFI is to help the City gather information. The City may hold an informational session about this RFI at a future date if there is sufficient interest.

Responses should be emailed to Louise Christmas at Louise.Christmas@cityofchicago.org by Friday, July 13, 2018. Please include all attachments as one single PDF. Physical copies may also be dropped off at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 1000, Chicago, IL, to the attention of Deputy Commissioner Bryan Esenberg.

Submission-related questions on the RFI can be directed to 312-744-9782. A complete copy of the RFI is available at the link below. 



RFI Issuance
Friday, June 8, 2018

Response Due Date
Friday, July 13, 2018


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