Affordable Housing Centre

CMHC's strength in the area of affordable housing is being able to understand local needs and challenges, as well as working with our partners to develop solutions.

The Affordable Housing Centre team is at work in communities across Canada, offering knowledge, expertise and financial assistance to groups in the private, non-profit and public sectors to help facilitate the production of affordable housing without long-term federal subsidy.  We also work actively with existing social housing groups to improve the long-term viability of their affordable housing projects and help them prepare for the end of their operating agreement.

Want to learn more? Access the information and tools listed below or sign up to have one of our Consultants contact you to help turn your affordable housing vision into reality.


Affordable Rental Innovation Fund
The Affordable Rental Innovation Fund is to encourage new funding models and innovative building techniques in the rental housing sector.

Contributions and Interest-Free Loans
Seed Funding (for soft costs) is available for a wide variety of eligible expenses for projects of any size or scope.

Mortgage Loan Insurance Flexibilities
Flexibilities available for home buyers as well as developers of rental projects, beyond those available for the financing of market housing.

Project Profiles
Search our inventory of hundreds of profiles of projects across Canada, and learn about the keys to their success.

Tools and Resources
Fact sheets, checklists, viability calculators and more to help you develop your affordable housing project or enhance the performance of an existing project.

Register for on-line learning events with affordable housing experts.

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