Supportive Housing Development Capital Funding for the Chronically Homeless - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Supportive Housing Development Capital Funding for the Chronically Homeless

In 2016, the Government of Alberta approved funding for four Supportive Housing projects supporting Albertans who had been homeless. Community and Social Services has invested an additional $5.5 million in 2017 to provide supports for individuals in up to 200 new permanent supportive housing units expected to open this year.

The Alberta government is committed to ensuring Albertans have access to supportive housing, when they need it. As part of this commitment, capital funding may be provided to not-for-profit organizations that provide, or are interested in providing, place-based, permanent/long-term supportive housing for the chronically homeless.

Expression of Interest (EOI)

The Alberta government is currently accepting EOIs to identify capital funding needs in 2018/2019 for supportive housing for the chronically homeless within the seven largest Alberta communities.  Additional information can be found in the Questions & Answers.

EOI forms must be received by 13:59:59 MT on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Who can submit an EOI form?

Organizations submitting an EOI form must operate or propose to operate off-reserve, place-based permanent/long-term supportive housing for the chronically homelessness and have a demonstrated knowledge and experience with integrated service delivery models and the provision of services to chronically homeless people.  Organizations from the communities below are invited to submit an EOI form:

  • Edmonton
  • Calgary
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray)
  • Grande Prairie
  • Red Deer
  • Lethbridge
  • Medicine Hat

Eligibility and assessment criteria

EOI forms will be assessed based on the following:

  • Project description detailing the need/demand for a facility in a community (additional information can be found in the Questions & Answers);
  • Evidence of a plan for community engagement and/or consultation; and
  • A proposed budget and source of funding for future operational expenses.

Projects will be evaluated against eligibility assessment criteria identified in the Supplemental Guide.

Equal consideration will be given to forms proposing to repurpose an existing property (including an existing emergency shelter) for supportive housing, and those proposing new construction for supportive housing use.

Submission process

Fill out the form.

Submit the completed form to:

Brian Bechtel, Executive Director
Cross Ministry and Community Partnership Initiatives
Community and Social Services
3rd floor, 10044-108 Street
Edmonton AB T5J 5E6
Phone: 780-638-1135
Cell: 780-289-4133
Email

EOI forms must be submitted by email or hard copy by 13:59:59 MT on Friday, September 8, 2017. All forms will be acknowledged within 24 hours of receipt. Late or incomplete forms will not be considered. Should the Alberta government require additional supporting documents, applicants will be informed in writing.

Next steps

Forms will be reviewed and evaluated by an advisory committee consisting of representatives from Alberta Community and Social Services, Alberta Seniors and Housing, and Alberta Health using the eligibility assessment criteria identified in the Supplemental Guide.

All applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome of their EOI. All decisions are final.

EOIs are subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, RSA, 2000 c. F-25. The evaluations shall be confidential, and the EOIs and evaluations will not be released to any party.

Successful applicants may be required to provide more detailed proposals prior to a final funding commitment.

Questions

If you have further questions or require additional clarification, please contact Brian Bechtel or read our Questions & Answers.

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Modified: 2017-08-24
PID: 18618