Request for Proposals - Regional Housing Needs Assessment

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 8 participating member Municipalities, including: City of Nelson, Town of Creston and the Villages of Kaslo, Salmo, Nakusp, New Denver, Silverton and Slocan. The City of Castlegar is not participating at this time, having completed an independent Housing Needs Assessment in 2018.

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. This includes: 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.

Enquiries will be accepted until 3:00 pm (PST) on Friday, November 8, 2019.

For more information please contact:

Meeri Durand
Senior Project Planner
Phone:  250-352-8162
Fax:  250-352-9300


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