CALL FOR PROPOSALS – CAPITAL PROJECTS
FOR TRANSITIONAL AND PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
REPAIRS, RENOVATIONS AND RENEWALS TO EXISTING STRUCTURES
In consultation with the Community Advisory Board and Service Canada, End Homelessness Winnipeg is now accepting applications from organizations for capital projects that will preserve and/or renew housing transitional and permanent supportive housing spaces in Winnipeg and will enhance accessibility of existing facilities.
Capital investments are intended to increase the capacity or improve the quality of facilities that address the needs of individuals and families who are homeless. Priorities are for Capital projects that preserve and renew housing stock, create new units, and enhance accessibility.
Funding for this call for proposals is specific to projects that will repair, renovate and renew existing transitional and/or permanent supportive housing units (may not necessarily create new space).
- will preserve and/or renew existing transitional and/or permanent supportive housing units.
- must demonstrate the need for repair, renovation, renewal and the plan for ongoing maintenance of this renovation/upgrade after the project is completed.
- must not displace current occupants.
Transitional Housing is defined as “Housing that offers a supportive living environment for its residents, including offering them the experience, tools, knowledge and opportunities for social and skill development to become more independent. It is an intermediate step and has formalized limits on how long an individual or family can stay. Limits are typically between three months and three years.”
Permanent Supportive Housing is defined as “Housing that provides a physical environment that is specifically designed to be safe, secure and empowering with support services available to tenants and coordinated through a formally established organization. Support services can include social services, provision of meals, housekeeping and social and recreational activities, in order to maximize residents’ independence, privacy and dignity. Housing that combines rental or housing assistance with individualized, and flexible support services for people with high needs related to physical and/or mental health, developmental disabilities or substance use. At minimum, single tenants must have a private bedroom.”
A sustainability plan is required for all capital projects. For projects that will not add new beds/units or create/expand services, the sustainability plan must demonstrate that the equipment or facility will remain in use as intended over the long term to ensure that the benefit of the project will continue. The plan should provide the funding details, for five (5) years after the project’s completion, for the operation and maintenance expenses of the facility and related services provided to people who live in the building.
- provide services to individuals that are experiencing homelessness.
- are a registered not-for-profit and/or registered charity in Canada.
- are currently receiving funding from Reaching Home, as well as organizations that do not currently receive Reaching Home funding.
- serve neighbourhoods, within Winnipeg
- will accept referrals from Naatamooskakowin – Coordinated Access. For more information visit: https://endhomelessnesswinnipeg.ca/coordinated-access
- Joint Submissions, partnerships and coalitions are eligible and if awarded funding, require a single party to take responsibility for the contractual relationship with the End Homelessness Winnipeg.
- Multiple Submissions – An organization can submit multiple applications. Each project must have its own applications and will be judged on its own merit. As such, an individual project should not be dependent on another also being funded by Reaching Home.
- Renovation of existing transitional housing and
- Renovation of existing permanent supportive housing
- Renovations, repairs, renewal and upgrades an existing facility to meet building standards.
- Eligible costs related to professional fees, such as consultants, audit, technical expertise, facilitation, legal, and construction contractors, and capital costs of the purchase of a land or building.
Ineligible activities include:
- Construction and renovation of housing units funded through the bilateral Housing Partnership Framework agreement with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and most provinces/territories.
- Investments in social housing, including:
- Repairs to social housing units
- Renovation of social housing units; and
- Creation of social housing units
Click here for 2023-2024 Capital Application – Renovations
Click here for 2023-2024 EHW-RH Capital – Renovations Application Guide
Click here for 2023-2024 CFP – Details – Capital – Renovation
Click here for 2023-2024 Reaching Home Capital Operating Budget – Renovation
Click here for 2023-2024 Reaching Home Capital Project Budget – Renovation
Click here for WAGE-SUMMARY-2023-2024