Something that could help towards the current housing crunch that is being found in the community and fill in a few high profile empty lots found around the downtown core should things proceed.
The Request for Expressions of Interest for both initiatives was posted to the BC Bid Website on Monday and notes some of the city's view towards the potential development of that housing.
"Depending on the response, the City may elect to move forward with a short-listed party or choose to issue a Request for Proposal to the short-listed parties at a later date, to confirm a proponent to operate the proposed housing.
The City may sign an MOU for operation to lease the land and building at no cost in order to facilitate operation of housing. If successful through the Rapid Housing Initiative Round 3.0, the City may then enter into a lease agreement for the duration of 40+ years.
The successful Proponent(s) is to operate non-market housing for those in severe housing need and those at risk of homelessness. The requirements outlined are to ensure the non-market housing developments meet the identified objectives of the City, are sustainable over time, fit well within their local settings, and prioritize the non-market housing needs of the community.
The requirements also take into account guidelines for current funding available through CMHC for the Rapid Housing Initiative Round 3.0. " Introduction to the City of Prince Rupert RFP request
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|Non Market Housing has been proposed for a block on Third Ave West|