A quality home is the foundation
of society & community

A quality home is the foundation of society & community

RHA and Project First Rate’s Contractor Event September 12, 2019


I would like to formally invite you or a representative from your company to join the Rockford Housing
Authority and Project First Rate to the first of many opportunities to learn about the upcoming construction
and maintenance projects for the Rockford Housing Authority.

The program will be held on Thursday, September 12th from 9:00am-11:30am. This program will host a
breakfast and will proceed at 9:00am with the following information.

This opportunity provides/achieves:

•Michaela Harris: Section 3, its importance and how it affects our contractors and vendors. Also, our new
section 3 portal.
• Linda Dorsey-Tillman: The procurement process, how to submit a bid, and all things related to being
awarded a contract.
• Erin Woosley: Our current development plans and future opportunities to do business with RHA.
• Odessa Walker: How we are helping our residents to become ready for employment and the training
opportunities we are providing. It’s key that contractors know the amazing tools our training programs
are providing our residents with for job readiness. (my goal, at a later date, is to host a
contractor/resident meet & greet – more on that to come)
• Diane Rosin: How to submit invoices and what finance needs from our contractors to ensure timely

Who: Rockford Housing Authority
Where: 6820 S Mill Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 (IBEW Local 364)
When: Thursday, September 12th from 9:00am-11:30am (breakfast at 9:00am)

RSVP by 9/5/2019 with Jake Castanza: Jake@projectfirstrate.com or 815.520.6878


Thank you,




Jake Castanza