The intent of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to award funding to agencies for innovative programs that support housing stabilization for individuals or families exiting homelessness services, such as drop-ins, shelters or street involvement. Programs can be new, recently piloted program(s) or expansion of existing programs.  The aim is to promote housing stability and improved quality of life.

Funding decisions will be based on the information included in the application with consideration of the following priorities:

  • Programs that meet the requirements of clients facing multiple an barriers to housing stabilization
  • Programs that increase access to housing units for clients with complex needs and long-term experiences of homelessness (the goal of this funding is to create 370 new affordable housing units)
  • Programs that address current service system gaps required to meet the housing stabilization needs of people exiting homelessness;

It is anticipated that projects will be funded until March 31, 2020.

Details

Three mandatory information sessions will be held to provide an overview of the application requirements and to answer any questions.  You are required to attend one of these sessions and register using the links below.

Information Session 1
April 9, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Committee Room #2
RSVP

Information Session 2
April 18, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
627 Queen’s Quay West, Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre (formerly Harbourfront Community Centre) – Dance Studio
RSVP

Information Session 3
April 23, 2018.  1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
627 Queen’s Quay West, Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre (formerly Harbourfront Community Centre) – Dance Studio
RSVP

Request for Proposal Documents

If you need an accessible version of any of these documents, please contact ssharfp@toronto.ca for assistance with an alternative format.

Innovative Housing with Supports Application
Innovative Housing with Supports Guidelines
Part A Organizational Overview
Board Resolution Template
Schedule A Workplan
Schedule B Project Budget
Schedule C Reporting Requirements
Innovative Housing with Supports: Addendum 1
Innovative Housing with Supports: Eligible Support Services

If you require an accessible versions of these documents, email ssharfp@toronto.ca and an alternative format will be provided.

Please direct any specific questions regarding the Innovative Housing with Supports Request for Proposals in writing to ssharfp@toronto.ca

Should you be interested in applying for this funding you must:

  1. RSVP to attend one of the mandatory information sessions
  2. Complete the Application and Schedules and send a digital copy to ssharfp@toronto.ca
  3. Deliver one hard copy by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 to the attention of:

Laila Parpia
Shelter, Support & Housing Administration
121 Bloor Street East, 13th Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 1A9

Should you have any questions, please email them to ssharf@toronto.ca.  Question and answer addenda will be prepared and posted on this website on the following dates:

  1. April 20, 2018
  2. April 30, 2018

Home for Good Program

The City of Toronto’s Home for Good (HFG) Program will create housing opportunities with flexible, responsive and individualized supports for people exiting homelessness.  Individuals and families will be supported to achieve and maintain housing stability.  Housing should be affordable, safe, secure and located in a neighbourhood of choice.  The goal is to promote physical and mental health and wellbeing, improved quality of life and increased community connections.  This vision aligns with the City of Toronto’s Housing Stability Service Plan and the Provincial Home for Good Program Guidelines.