As part of its homelessness strategy, the government of Manitoba has released two calls for expressions of interest to increase social housing available for those experiencing homelessness through rent supplements, and provide a range of support services based on the individuals needs using a housing first approach.
1. Homelessness Rent Supplement Program
Manitoba Housing is requesting Expressions of Interest for landlords willing to enter into rent supplement agreements for designated units in their properties and rent those units to people who are exiting homelessness. The current need is primarily for studio and one bedroom units with some two- and three-bedroom units also welcome.
To be eligible for the EOI, organizations must be non-profit housing providers or for profit landlords willing to lease residential rental units to people exiting homelessness
The application is open until filled.
There are information sessions on July 11, 1-2pm and July 12, 10-11am. Register by emailing [email protected] by 10am July 10 with your contact information and preferred date.
2. Homelessness Support Services
Manitoba Housing is requesting Expressions of Interest for non-profit organizations to operate and provide services to people experiencing homelessness. Services required include rapid re-housing, intensive case management, and/or assertive community treatment.
Preference will be given to organizations with:
- Experience delivering Housing First services
- Demonstrated ability to apply a two-eyed seeing approach in service delivery
- Partnerships with health agencies for the delivery of clinical services
- Internal capacity to provide mental health and addictions services or supports
- Partnerships with housing providers
- Ability to serve people in all three service levels
The application is open until filled. The government is emphasizing Indigenous led responses. To this end, the assessment committee will first review EOIs submitted by Indigenous led organizations and select successful proponents. If additional support services are required, the committee will review EOIs from other organizations and select successful proponents to fill the gaps.
There are information sessions on July 11, 11am-12pm and July 12, 1-2pm, and July 14, 10-11am. Register by emailing [email protected] by 10am July 10 with your contact information and preferred date.