Request for Proposals - Housing Needs Assessment Report

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is seeking proposals from qualified firms for the provision of a Regional Housing Needs Assessment for its 11 member electoral areas and 7 participating member municipalities, including: Town of Creston and the Villages of Kaslo, Salmo, Nakusp, New Denver, Silverton and Slocan. The City of Nelson and City of Castlegar were ineligible to participate at this time but will be encouraged to contribute to the project.

The Regional Housing Needs Assessment is the first phase in developing a Regional Housing Action Plan. It is also a relatively recent requirement under the Local Government Statutes (Housing Needs Reports) Amendment Act, 2018 which requires Local Governments to develop a Housing Needs Report every five years to better inform and understand the kind of housing most needed in their communities by identifying existing and projected gaps in housing supply.

Proponents are expected to demonstrate familiarity and experience in developing Housing Needs Assessment Reports in alignment with the Local Government Statutes (Housing Needs Reports) Amendment Act, 2018; including the collection and analysis of relevant data, community engagement and how to present the information in a manner that can be used to inform the development of housing policy and facilitate the legislative requirement for periodic updates.

Proposals will be accepted until 3:00 pm, September 13, 2019.

For more informaiton please contact:

Meeri Durand
Senior Project Planner
PH: 250-352-8162
FX: 250-352-9300

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