The Canada-British Columbia Housing Benefit (CBCHB) program will provide housing benefits to low-income households living in non-subsidized rental units.
In June 2018, the Governments of Canada and British Columbia signed the CMHC-British Columbia Bilateral Agreement under the National Housing Strategy. This is to protect, renew and expand social and community housing.
The Canada – British Columbia Housing Benefit (CBCHB) is one of several initiatives under the CMHC-British Columbia Bilateral Agreement. Joint funding committed through the Canada Housing Benefit aligns with existing provincial programs and initiatives. British Columbian households will benefit with access to affordable, safe, and inclusive housing in their community.
Request for Pre-qualification
This Request for Pre-qualification (RFPQ) is an invitation to non-profit societies or service organizations to submit proposals to deliver and administer Housing Benefits through the CBCHB program across BC.
The Request for Pre-qualification (RFPQ 1070-2223-137) for the Canada-British Columbia Housing Benefit (CBCHB) program was issued October 21, 2022.
The intent of this RFPQ is to create a source list of eligible proponents across all BC regions and communities. The prequalification process may be opened up at any time at the discretion of BC Housing and further proponents may be added into the program.
Who are eligible to submit a proposal?
It is expected that eligible proponents:
- Non-profit community providers serving vulnerable populations
- Indigenous and non-profit societies
- Non-profit cooperative associations
- Municipal housing authorities
Details on CBCHB program, deliverables, and submission requirements can be found in the RFPQ document and appendices below.
- RFPQ 1070-2223-137 Eligible to Provide Housing Benefit through the CBCHB program
- Appendix A – Canada – British Columbia Housing Benefit (CBCHB) Agreement (sample)
- Addendum 1 - RFPQ - CBCHB
The RFPQ tender document can be found and downloaded from BC Bid as well.
RFPQ submission instruction and dates
Proponents should submit their proposals according to the following timetable and instructions.
|Issue Date of RFPQ:||October 21, 2022|
|Deadline for Questions:||November 10, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m. PT|
|Deadline for Issuing Addenda:||November 18, 2022|
|Submission Deadline:||December 16, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m. PT|
Proposals must be submitted electronically through e-mail to [email protected] on or before the Submission Deadline.
Proposals submitted after the Submission Deadline or in any other manner will not be considered.