Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services is pleased to launch a Request for Proposals for the 2014-15 allocation of the “First Nation, Inuit, Métis Urban & Rural 2012/15 Housing Program”.
The “First Nation, Inuit, Métis Urban & Rural 2012/15 Housing Program” is intended to target gaps where significant demonstrated need has been identified, but provision of Aboriginal housing through previous programs has not taken place. Preference will be given to communities that have been identified based on the incidence of low to medium income households that have not received “First Nation, Inuit, Métis Urban & Rural Housing Program” rental allocations. Some of those communities are North Bay/West Nipissing, Timmins, Kitchener, Chatham-Kent, Peterborough, and Barrie. In addition, proponents who have densification opportunities available (i.e. land and/or buildings purchased with prior funding that would support additional development) that would allow additional units to be efficiently delivered, may apply. To encourage economical use of all resources, including land acquired or optioned during previous programs, additional units may be built on existing serviced land that is suitably zoned.