You can access the Housing Knowledge Centre collection through the online catalogue.
Our resources cover:
- Indigenous and northern housing
- affordable and sustainable housing
- housing finance
- housing policy and needs
- accessible housing
- urban planning
We have books, reports, publications and images by commercial and academic publishers, all levels of government and the worldwide housing industry. We also have scientific, academic and technical periodicals in the fields of housing and community development.
Our corporate publications go back to CMHC’s beginning in 1946. They include statistical and housing market reports, research reports, pamphlets, program information, newsletters and CMHC’s historical house plan collection from the 1940s to 1970s.
You can access our growing digital collection directly through the online catalogue. To access print materials from the catalogue, please do one of the following:
- For CMHC print materials, email us with the title(s) from the catalogue. We will send you an electronic version of your requested file(s) as quickly as possible.
- For non-CMHC print materials, make your request through interlibrary loans at your local library.
Our digital collection includes more than 200,000 images of houses and neighborhoods from different towns and cities all over the country. It contains pictures of single-family homes, multi-unit buildings, northern and on reserve housing and many more taken between 1955 and 1999.
Contact us to request a search of the archive and to request images.
If you would like to do in-depth research at our Ottawa location, please email us to schedule an appointment.
Contact us at Housing_Knowledge_Centre@cmhc.ca.