A. Pre-Application Process

Applicants are required to contact Community Development Division staff no later than November 13.

To discuss your project, please contact Ethan Tabakin (Community Development Specialist) at etabakin@cityofmadison.com or Linette Rhodes (CD Grants Supervisor) at lrhodes@cityofmadison.com.


Depending on the nature and complexity of the proposal, CDD may elect to coordinate a pre-application meeting with staff from the Planning Division (PD) to discuss site selection, zoning and the land use approval process. When scheduling these meetings, please indicate that the meeting will be about a proposed project applying through the Housing Forward RFP.


Please see Section 1.9 in the RFP for more information regarding the pre-application process for housing development proposals.


Name and Role                                          


E-mail Address                                             

Ethan Tabakin,

Community Development Specialist

Community Development Division


Linette Rhodes,

Community Development Grants Supervisor

Community Development Division


Kevin Firchow,

Principal Planner

Planning Division



Last Updated: 10/19/2020

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the CDD Funding Opportunities email list:

By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.

  • Contact Community Development

  • get it done

  • connect

  • City News

  • Cityofmadison.com