The Community Housing Transformation Centre administers several funds and offers various grants to community housing stakeholders: housing providers (co-ops and non-profits), service providers and sector organizations.
These grants are available to organizations in all provinces and territories. They are the fruit of a partnership with the CMHC.
Provincial and territorial grants
These grants are the result of partnerships with provincial and territorial governments. Only organizations active in these jurisdictions are eligible.
Grant Application Process
The Centre provides a supportive approach. The process is not competitive, but rather collaborative. You do not need to have expertise in grant writing, as we will work with you every step of the way.
The Centre’s collaborative process implies that we work with your organization to help you develop an eligible project. This approach also allows us to process and evaluate final applications quickly.
We invite you to contact us now for support in your grant applications.
Criteria and Guidelines for Allocating Funds
Transformative projects for community housing
All Centre-funded projects must demonstrate a transformative aspect or impact that will improve the applicant’s (or the sector’s) organizational capacity and their sustainability and ability to grow. A transformative aspect is defined as sustainable, tangible, substantive, and long-term change. Proposed projects must include new approaches, new tools or new ways of doing things for the organization or sector.
The guidelines for the funds are based on the Centre’s priority areas of focus:
- Fostering the growth of the community housing sector
- Encouraging innovative and sustainable business practices
- Enhancing social inclusion and community engagement
- Reducing the sector’s environmental footprint
- Addressing service gaps for Indigenous communities
Your application will be examined by one of the Centre’s program managers and may also be subject to a review process involving external experts and an allocation committee. All external reviewers draw on their knowledge of the sector’s target community to make informed decisions about proposed projects and to help identify priority projects.
Funded Project Profiles
Consult the profiles of projects subsidized so far by the Centre.
- Black Communities Technical Housing Resources Centre
Explore some of our awarded projects
Discover a selection of some of the Centre's many approved projects that are transforming the community-housing sector.