Canada: BC Housing Opens Indigenous Housing Fund RFP Portal

The British Columbia Housing Management Commission (“BC Housing”) announced on May 21, 2020 that it will open the second round of Indigenous Housing Fund (“IHF”) request for proposals (“RFP”) on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, and will close mid January, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as the first round of projects will likely be approved in the fall of 2020.

The IHF is a $330,000,000 fund for to support the building and operation of 1,750 new on and off reserve Indigenous affordable housing units over a ten year period. The first RFP was issued June 18, 2018 and closed October 5, 2018.

Indigenous non-profit housing providers, First Nations, Metis Nation BC, and non-profit and for-profit developers seeking to partner with Indigenous organizations and Nations may apply. Projects

Sample documents to assist finalization of application submissions are available on BC Housing’s website.

Originally published May 27, 2020