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National Housing Strategy initiatives

CMHC will soon welcome applications for new initiatives that are launching this year under the National Housing Strategy.

Stay tuned as a new website will launch in the coming days. This site will feature a modernized process which enables applicants to view the status of their proposal and how it scores relative to the program criteria. The site will also provide a variety of tools to help navigate the application process.

If you have any questions, please contact your CMHC Representative or call 1-800-668-2642 or email

Initiative Launch Date
Resources for Community Housing Providers
Federal Community Housing Initiative Phase 1: Spring 2018
Phase 2: Spring 2020
Technical Resource Centre and Sector Based Transformation Fund Fall 2018
Community Based Tenant Initiative Fall 2018
Creating New Housing
National Housing Co-Investment Fund – Housing Construction Stream Spring 2018
Federal Lands Initiative Summer 2018
Affordable Housing Innovation Fund 2016
Rental Construction Financing Initiative 2017
Modernize Existing Housing
National Housing Co-Investment Fund – Housing Repair and Renewal Stream Spring 2018
Research and Innovation
Solutions Labs Initiative Spring 2018
Demonstration Initiative Spring 2018
Collaborative Housing Research Network Summer 2018
CMHC Housing Research Award Program Spring 2018
Housing Research Scholarship Program Spring 2018
NHS Research and Planning Fund Spring 2018
Provincial/Territorial Delivered Initiatives
Canada Community Housing Initiative 2020
Canada Housing Benefit 2020
PT Priority Funding 2019
Funding for Northern Territories Spring 2018
Human Rights Based Approach To Housing
Public Consultations March 2018
National Housing Council Spring/Summer 2018
Federal Housing Advocate Spring/Summer 2018

Looking for the essential details?

Descriptions of each initiative and launch timings are available in this easy at-a-glance reference.

Download the NHS At-a-Glance (PDF)