Contributions and Interest-Free Loans

Seed Funding may be made available to individuals and organizations in the private, public and non-profit sectors who want to build affordable housing in Canada.

Proponents may apply for Seed Funding to help cover some of the soft costs of their proposed affordable housing project such as incorporation, exploring sources of funding, developing a business plan and project drawings/specifications, etc.

Contact your CMHC Affordable Housing consultant for more details.

Seed Funding Program Overview PDF

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Please tell us about your proposed project. Include information such as:

  • Target market (who is it for?)
  • How will it meet an affordable need in the community?
  • Approximate number of affordable units.
  • Project type (i.e. new construction, renovation or conversion)?
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Our Affordable Housing Consultants can:

  • Assess your project’s viability
  • Determine which activities are eligible for Seed funding
  • Provide information on our Mortgage Loan Insurance Flexibilities
  • Answer any questions you might have



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