RPF: Chautauqua County Housing Market Assessment and Development Strategy

Statement of Work

The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG), is soliciting proposals from qualified
firms to undertake an assessment of the housing market and a housing development strategy in
Chautauqua County. The Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) has allocated
$62,500 to this effort. The objective of this project is to develop an assessment and development
strategy that can be used to attract investment and development of certain housing types in targeted
areas of the County.


Background Information and Purpose
Chautauqua County is the western-most county in New York State, and has a population of
approximately 125,000 people. The County is made up of 42 mostly rural municipalities (2 cities, 27
towns, and 13 villages). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chautauqua County has a total of 66,247
housing units. A county-wide housing market assessment and development strategy has been identified
as a priority project in part, due to anticipated long-term impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. This
includes the potential increase of remote work and the desire for residents to live in more rural settings.
In addition, Chautauqua County, similar to many counties across the US, have a large percentage of
manufacturers hiring a wide range of positions. These new jobs need attractive housing options in order
to live, work, and play in Chautauqua County.


Final Deliverable
The final project deliverable will be a comprehensive report including sections on the Chautauqua
County Housing Market Conditions, Tactical Direction for Chautauqua County’s Housing Market Needs,
Chautauqua County Housing Market Strategies and Action Plan, and the Implementation, Funding,
Monitoring, and Progress Evaluation.
10 print copies of the final document are to be delivered to the Chautauqua County Partnership for
Economic Growth, as well as a digital pdf version and any other relevant documents prepared during the
project process.

Project Timeline
CCPEG envisions that this project should be able to be completed within a 12 month timeframe. CCPEG
envisions a start date in the first quarter of 2023.


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