This Public Proposal responds to our Public RFP. Our sample is a proposal from a partnership of community-based non-profit organizations seeking public, or government, funds from bid proposal sample pdf city agency to provide occupational training construction skills and on-the-job-experience as well as basic educational services and leadership development counseling to disadvantaged youth in conjunction with the rehabilitation of 40 units of low-income rental housing and vacant commercial space.
00 from the Department of Neighborhood Preservation for the Non-Housing and Administrative components of our Community Housing and Training program. The program which the partners envision is multifaceted, comprehensive and innovative. The neighborhood has a tremendous need for additional assisted housing with little vacant land and few appropriate sites. The CBO and the LNO have identified an appropriate site and will rehabilite a 40-unit building with 36 units of housing and 4 commercial units as a component of this program. The Housing component will provide aid not only to those families requiring assisted housing but also to those families left homeless after fire.
We anticipate that 25 percent of the units will be set aside for transitional housing for homeless families that are victims of disaster. Social and other necessary services will be provided for them on site. We have the enthusiastic cooperation of the State, City, the Housing Authority, the District Leaders as well as community groups and other private organizations. The neighborhood is a diverse collection of many communities which includes mixed use residential, retail and small manufacturing firms located in the northern area of the neighborhood.
The neighborhood is an ethnic blend with a predominance of Minorities, a large Polish population in north and a significant Chinese population in the south, and the rest of the mix is Hispanic, other Asians and Pacific Islanders and Black. The neighborhood is particularly vulnerable and dependent on expanding employment opportunities for both cultural and demographic reasons. Culturally, the predominance of Hispanic and Chinese populations feature large extended families with many children and therefore require greater financial resources to sustain themselves in difficult times. Furthermore the Chinese population is confined to the area and is unable to search for opportunities elsewhere. The neighborhood has one of the highest poverty rates in all of The City. Over one third of the population is below the poverty line. And this does not account for the hidden unemployment and underemployment that is pervasive in the local area.
From the figures available at the present time the future looks no better. Half of the available population is in the labor force. Much of this can be traced to the lack of available employable skills, or a mismatch between the skills of the residents and those required by regional industries. Most of the members of the local community who are employed work in low wage jobs such as machine operators, clerical support, service work, sales and general labor. The neighborhood, as is the case in many of the neighborhoods of The City, has been losing manufacturing jobs. The firms that provided these positions in the past have and continue to move to other parts of the country and abroad. Many of the manufacturing firms that still employed local individuals tend to hire immigrants as machine operators and for other low skilled positions.