Supported Rent Supplement Program

The Supported Rent Supplement Program (SRSP) aims to reduce and prevent homelessness.


The Supported Rent Supplement Program (SRSP) aims to reduce and prevent homelessness by providing a coordinated network of services to the eligible Federally funded Canada-British Columbia Housing Benefit (CBCHB) recipients. CBCHB provides rent assistance to make renting in the private market more affordable.

SRSP provides services to CBCHB recipients to improve their personal wellbeing to enable them to transition to or remain in stable market housing. 

The support services aim to help individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness to access multiple systems to meet their basic needs.

Request for Proposals

The Request for Proposals (RFP 1070-2223-142) for the Supported Rent Supplement Program (SRSP) was issued November 3, 2022.  Non-profit societies or service organizations are invited to submit proposals to participate in the Supported Rent Supplement Program (SRSP) within the Province of British Columbia. 

Selected proponents will be awarded CBCHB housing benefits and support services funding for an equivalent number of SRSP clients. BC Housing intends to hold a virtual information meeting through Microsoft Teams at 1:00 pm PT on November 15, 2022. The purpose of this meeting is to provide proponents with an overview of the RFP and an informal opportunity to ask questions. Please RSVP via email to [email protected] to receive meeting invitation with log-in instruction by November 10, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. PT

Who is eligible to submit a proposal?

Eligible proponents will be non-profit community providers with a mandate to serve vulnerable populations. Proponents can include Indigenous and non-profit societies, non-profit cooperative associations, municipal housing authorities, and nations of Indigenous Peoples.

Details on SRSP program, deliverables and submission requirements can be found in the RFP document and appendices below.

The RFP tender document can also be found and downloaded from BC Bid.

RFP submission dates

Proponents should submit their proposals according to the following timetable and instructions.

Issue Date of RFPQ November 3, 2022
Optional Virtual Information meeting November 15, 2022, 1:00 p.m. PT
Deadline for Questions November 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m. PT
Deadline for Issuing Addenda November 25, 2022
Submission Deadline  December 16, 2022, 2:00 p.m. PT

Proposals must be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] before the deadline. Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered.