Habitat Services Habitat Services Request for Expressions Of Interest (REOI) to Potential Housing Providers
Habitat Services has been asked by the City of Toronto to assist with the provision of housing for the relocation of residents of the Seaton House shelter, which is currently slated to close for redevelopment at the end of 2019. Assessments of current Seaton House residents have suggested that up to 40% could live successfully in a community setting in a Board and Care environment.
We are now able to formally request Expressions of Interest from providers willing to make available up to 150 units of permanent supportive housing with access to on-site supports by the end of 2019.
The housing units must, at a minimum, provide boarding type accommodation that includes:
- Single room occupancy bedrooms with access to shower and washroom
- 24/7 onsite staffing
- A Full meal plan that includes 3 meals per day + snacks
- Access to on-site laundry and other services
Your provision of enhanced or specialized services, or those provided in partnership with agencies or other providers who can provide enhanced services, will be considered an asset. For example, these may include expertise in managed alcohol programs, HIV/AIDs, or culturally appropriate services for Indigenous or other client groups.
The results of Habitat’s REOIs and resulting recommendations will form the basis of a report for funding made by City staff to City Council for operating funding in 2018 or 2019.
In addition to per diem funding, start-up funding of $2,500 per unit for furniture and other improvements be available to successful applicants. The per diem in our existing program is currently set at just under $50, including tenant rent contributions. Some Housing Support will be available through Habitat Services using our existing site support model.
Please submit a completed Expression of Interest form for each property you wish to propose, by October 31st, 2017.