Mass Learning, Employment and Asset Program (Mass LEAP)

Massachusetts Learning, Employment and Asset Program (Mass LEAP) will provide eligible residents of state-aided public housing developments and/or Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) participants with a set of supportive services needed to support meaningful and sustainable earned income growth. Mass LEAP was created in response to recommendations from The Commission on Public Housing Sustainability and Reform and in consultation with stakeholder input from a working group that included the Massachusetts Union of Public Housing, service providers, and housing agencies (HAs).

DHCD will commit up to $8.125M over the next 5 years to fund partnerships between Local Housing Authorities (LHAs), Regional Administering Agencies (RAAs), and pre-qualified service providers (Contractors) to provide Mass LEAP participants with comprehensive set of services and asset development opportunities that will increase family economic stability.

DHCD issued an RFR from both Local Housing Authorities (LHAs) and Regional Administering Agencies (RAAs) interested in Mass LEAP in its Public Housing Notice 2014-03.   See request for response, application form and supporting documents and the list of pre-qualified service providers (Contractors) below.

RFR Deadline

Responses are due to DHCD on April 18, 2014, by 4:00PM.  Late applications will NOT be accepted.  Additional information about applications is found in the RFR and in the Application.


For additional program information, please contact Joanne McKenna at (617) 573- 1196

Additional Mass LEAP Program Documents

Massachusetts Learning, Employment and Asset Program (Mass LEAP) RFR update (PHN 2014-07) pdf format of 14-07.pdf
Request for Response Issued (PHN 2014-03) pdf format of 14-03.pdf
RFR pdf format of 14-03a.pdf
Attachment A: Application docx format of 14-03b.docx
Attachment B: Budget and Narrative xlsx format of 14-03c.xlsx
    Attachment B1: Budget and Narrative Revised Provided for three Year Budgeting xlsx format of 14-03c2.xlsx
Attachment D: Resident Survey docx format of 14-03d.docx
Attachment E: Work plan xlsx format of 14-03e.xlsx
Attachment F: Supplier Diversity Plan docx format of 14-03f.docx
Appendix 1: Prequalified Contractors pdf format of 14-03g.pdf
 Contractors Service Area pdf format of 14-03g2.pdf
Appendix 1A: Prequalified Contractors Per Person Costs pdf format of 14-03g3.pdf
Appendix 2: Contractors Scope of Services pdf format of 14-03h.pdf
Appendix 3: Mass LEAP Goals and Benchmarks xlsx format of 14-03i.xlsx


Additional Mass LEAP Information

Questions & Answers

Additional Questions and Answers April 3, 2014 pdf format of additionalquestionsandanswers.pdf
Written Questions received by the March 10, 2014 at 5:00PM deadline pdf format of writtenquestions-massleap.pdf
Questions and Answers from the March 12, 2014 Bidders Conference pdf format of q+a-biddersconference-massleap.pdf