Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services is pleased to announce the release of the Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Request for Proposal (RFP) – Year 3. This RFP contains three OPHI funding streams: the Housing Support Service Funding (operating) Rent Supplement Funding (operating) and the Rental Housing Funding (capital).

OPHI is part of the Ontario’s Community Housing Renewal Strategy which is a multi-year plan to stabilize and grow Ontario’s community housing sector, with the aim of achieving the following outcomes;

• Increasing the supply and appropriate mix of affordable and adequate housing;
• Providing Indigenous people with improved access to affordable housing and support that meet their needs to achieve housing stability; and,
• Improving the efficiency of the community housing system to ensure value for money and long–term sustainability

Deadline for Submission: October 30, 2019 at 2:00pm

Please do not hesitate to contact OAHS if you have any questions, or if we can be of any assistance to you.  All inquiries should be sent to ophi@oahssc.ca.

Submission Requirements and Documentation

All the supporting documents, guidelines, and appendices for this RFP can be found here.
OPHI Request for Proposals
Schedule 1: OPHI Program Guidelines, Capital and Operating Streams
Schedule 2: Glossary of Terms
Schedule 3: Request for Proposal Template
Schedule 4: Capital Funding Budget Template
Schedule 5: OPHI Housing Support Service Budget
Schedule 6: OPHI Housing Rent Supplement Request Budget
Schedule 7: Frequently Asked Questions
Schedule 8: RFP Checklist
Schedule 10: Allowable Rents 2019
Schedule 12: Pre-Qualification Certification