Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provided relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. The program is now closed.
CMHC is currently conducting reviews to ensure compliance with program requirements.
The financial assistance provided is forgivable as of December 31, 2020 if your participation has been and remains in compliance with all program requirements. No notification of forgiveness will be provided.
Throughout 2021, we will be reaching out to both small business tenants and property owners to ensure compliance with program requirements. Should non-compliance be found to have occurred, repayment of the financial assistance may be required. Notices of repayment will only be sent to participants in the event of non-compliance.
If you participated in the program and would like to report an issue, please complete the appropriate form:
Note: CMHC may follow-up with you by phone or by email if we need more information.
Other program funding:
Get information about the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy program on the Government of Canada website.
Have questions about your CECRA application?
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