Accessible Housing

CMHC provides a wealth of information for builders, designers, policy-makers and others who are seeking to understand accessibility issues and solutions.

Building and Design

Accessible Housing by Design

A series of fact sheets providing persons with disabilities with information on design considerations and choosing elements for the home:

Policy and Program Development

Profile of Housing Conditions of Persons with Disabilities Series

This project analyzed data from Statistics Canada's 2001 post-censal Participation Activity Limitation Survey (PALS), CMHC's custom core housing need data and a range of socio-economic and demographic characteristics from the Census.

Caregiver and woman with walker
Visit the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology (CCHT) to see CMHC's FlexHouse which demonstrates many accessible housing features.
CMHC, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, organizes and delivers across Canada public forums and Home Modifications Workshops for occupational therapists on housing modifications, Universal Design and FlexHousing™.



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