Homelessness Prevention

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Homelessness Prevention

The BNRC is currently in a 5 year Agreement with the Government of Canada to deliver three streams of funding through the federal government's Homelessness Strategy called Reaching Home:

  • Brandon
  • Indigenous for rural Manitoba
  • Rural and Remote (excluding Brandon/Thompson)

 

Reaching Home is critical aspect of the Government's National Housing Strategy.  The ultimate goal of the Strategy is to reduce chronic homelessness nationally by 50% by fiscal year 2027 to 2028.

The BNRC is responsible for hosting Call for Proposals (CFPS) to solicit requests for investment to address homelessness.  When CFPs are open the applications will be available on this website.  Once proposals are received, a Board representing each of the three funding streams reviews the proposals and makes funding recommendations.  The BNRC then negotiates funding Agreements, undertakes risk assessments, and monitors each project's implementation to ensure compliance with Reaching Home goals.

Both capital and staffing projects may be eligible for Reaching Home funding.   However, to be eligible, the project should not fulfill an activity that is the jurisdiction of the provincial government.   Examples of activities which may be eligible for Reaching Home investment include: transitional housing with supports for clients (maximum tenancy of three years), emergency housing, staffing to assist clients, and damage deposits. Examples of ineligible activities would be affordable housing and medical staff.  For a complete list of eligible activities for Reaching Home funding, please consult the directives.