Manitoba Housing Supports Initiative
Call for Proposals: Apply by September 20, 2021
The Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation has provided MNPHA with funding to go towards the non-profit housing and homelessness sectors. The funding is intended to aid in providing housing support services for individuals and families as they transition from homelessness, or face the risk of homelessness, to successful tenancies and is intended to increase access to affordable housing and help reduce homelessness in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funding available under this Call for Proposals: up to $2 million
Funding period: October 15, 2021 to March 31, 2023
Application submission deadline: September 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Priority areas were identified through a consultative process with organizations and individuals who currently provide supports and housing to individuals experiencing homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless. Proposals that support the following priority areas are welcomed.
- Maintaining Successful Tenancy: A tenant is defined as any individual or family in non-profit or public housing that is at risk of being homeless or are presently experiencing homelessness, and have the opportunity to move into non-profit or public housing. Tenant supports encompasses all the different kinds of programs and services required to support people in their journey. This can include items that support eviction prevention such as pest control preparation, mental health/addiction supports, or programs that empower tenants to enhance and build their capabilities.
- Sector Capacity Building: The non-profit housing sector and the people who work in it are vital to ensuring people are supported in a respectful and meaningful way. Presently, there are limited resources available to ensure present and future staff have the ability and opportunity to get the proper training, skills, and experience to provide the best support and service possible. This priority recognizes this and will consider projects that contribute to the capacity development and enhancement of the sector.
- Case Management: This area has proven to be a sector best practice in addressing housing instability and homelessness. Case management represents holistic services that provide for individualized support verses programs for groups. There is recognition that there are different kinds of support required in different circumstances and each organization does it differently. Case management is a spectrum that can range from outreach to wrap around on-site services. This priority will allow projects to continue to explore services in this area or build new processes and practices for people experiencing homelessness to have successful tenancies in non-profit or public housing.