Regional Housing First Program (RHFP)

Through partnership opportunities, this program will significantly increase the supply of affordable housing in the capital region.

Request For Proposal
Regional Housing First Program

Details and submission information is posted in the Regional Housing First Program - Request For Proposals (RFP) .

RFP Issued: 9 August 2018

Rolling Submission Dates:

Fall – October 31

Winter – January 31

Spring – April 30

Summer – July 31

Proposals must be emailed to: [email protected]

All questions must be emailed to: [email protected]


The Regional Housing First Program (RHFP) will increase the creation of affordable rental housing, including addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness in Greater Victoria. The program is the result of a partnering agreement between the Capital Regional District (CRD), BC Housing and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Through RHFP, BC Housing, the CRD and CMHC will invest to develop and acquire new affordable housing units to be owned by the CRD or Provincial Rental Housing Corporation (PRHC). Those units will be operated by successful project proponents or non-profit partners. CRD and BC Housing will also seek partnership opportunities to further increase the supply of affordable rental housing within the capital region.

Request For Proposals

The Request for Proposals (RFP# 1070-1819/80) for the Regional Housing First Program (RHFP) was issued August 09, 2018. This RFP is a rolling call, remaining open until program funds have been consumed.

A recent Community Plan provides guidance with respect to program targets and has identified the following population groups as priority for funding in this stream:

  • Indigenous people experiencing homelessness
  • Youth aged 16-25 experiencing homelessness
  • Women fleeing violence

Projects focused on other population groups will be considered.

Who should submit a Request For Proposal?

This call is open to all non-profit housing providers, community groups, and private sector firms. Non-profit housing societies may partner with other organizations to strengthen their proposed project.

We will give priority to projects that include a portion of units that rent at provincial Income Assistance Rates and are still viable without additional financial assistance from the CRD or BC Housing. Respondents to this RFP and their employees are expected to have the necessary experience, resources and capacity to undertake such a project.

Details on requirements and deliverables, the proposal review process, submission requisites and forms, and the The Regional Housing First Program can be found in the RFP document and appendices below.

RFP Submission Instructions & Dates

This RFP is a rolling call. Proponents are free to submit their proposals at any time. Proposals will be reviewed as they are received.

RFP Issued: 9 August, 2018

Rolling Submission Dates:

Fall – 31 October 

Winter – 31 January 

Spring – 30 April 

Summer – 31 July 

Email proposals to: [email protected]
Email questions to: [email protected]