The following resources can help you align your project with the each initiative’s application process.

Overall resources

National Housing Strategy Glossary (PDF) – Defining the terms used throughout the National Housing Strategy.

CMHC’s Housing Market Information Portal –  Housing market data that gives you up-to-date statistical snapshots for local, regional and national housing markets, allows you to compare statistics for multiple locations of interest, access comprehensive and customizable tables, maps and charts containing both current and historical housing

CMHC’s Housing Knowledge Centre – The most extensive housing research source in Canada. It holds a collection of CMHC and non-CMHC material. It focuses on the fields of housing and community development and consists of:

  • books, reports and publications
  • images in the Photo Library
  • scientific, academic and technical periodicals

It will be a helpful resource to those looking to apply for to initiatives in the Research and Innovation Stream.

CMHC’s National Housing Strategy Brand Style Guide (PDF) – Provides information on how to use the Strategy logos and identifiers for those who will develop communications on behalf of the National Housing Strategy. CMHC’s approval is required for all branding of external partnership collateral and documentation. The electronic artwork files of the National Housing Strategy are available upon request. Contact Kirstian Allaire at

What We Heard (PDF): Shaping Canada’s National Housing Strategy – A summary report from the 2016 Let’s Talk Housing consultations highlighting the views, ideas and insights of thousands of Canadians who participated in an online survey, expert and stakeholders roundtables, focus groups and written submissions.

Canada’s National Housing Strategy: A Place to Call Home (PDF) – the high-level public policy document released by the Government of Canada on November 22, 2017 that outlines the 10-year, $55+ billion plan to help ensure that Canadians have access to housing that meets their needs and that they can afford.

Initiatives led by provinces and territories – Housing needs and priorities vary across the country. Provinces and territories play a crucial role by supporting affordable housing repair and renewal, construction and rental assistance in communities.

Initiative-specific resources

National Housing Co-Investment Fund

The following resources will help you when applying for the Housing Repair Renewal Stream or the New Construction Stream of the Co-Investment Fund:

Rental Construction Financing

Use these resources when applying for the Rental Construction Financing:

CMHC Housing Research Scholarship Program

These resources will help you when applying for the Innovation Research Scholarship:

NHS Research and Planning Fund

We encourage applicants to review these resources when applying for the Innovation Research Planning Fund:

NHS Housing Needs Data

Familiarize yourself with the following:

Demonstration Initiative (Demonstrations)

Use these resources to help you apply for Demonstrations:

Solutions Lab

Review these resources when applying for Solutions Lab:

For All Housing Research Awards

These resources will help you when applying for a CMHC Housing Research Award:


For help in completing your application, contact your Affordable Housing Specialist. They can help you understand and assess your needs, identify possible solutions, provide information on how CMHC can support your goals and help you navigate our application process.

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Date Published:: May 2, 2018