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Explore our grants and resources for the community-housing sector

Green’s not just good in gardens!

Let a Centre expert coach you in how to apply for a grant from the FCM’s $300-million Sustainable Affordable Housing fund.

The Centre teams up with cities to help grow green housing efforts

The Centre teams up with cities to help grow green housing efforts

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Sustainable Affordable Housing initiative is putting $300 million on the table to offset the cost of environmentally friendly measures at all project stages, including planning, study, piloting, capital construction or retrofit. In partnership with FCM, the Community Housing Transformation Centre is working to assist affordable housing providers to tap into the funds.

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Want to help build 3,000 homes by 2022?

Want to help build 3,000 homes by 2022?

A silver lining in the dark clouds of Covid-19 is the recognition by Ottawa of the need “to help address urgent housing needs of vulnerable Canadians by rapidly creating new affordable housing units.” To that end, the federal government has set aside $1 billion through the CMHC to create 3,000 housing units within a year, with grants going to municipalities, provinces, territories, Indigenous governing bodies and organizations, non-profit housing organizations and co-ops.

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Local Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Enhance the capacity of your local organization to provide affordable housing in a better way.

Sectoral Impact Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

Develop new services, models or tools to help the sector build and manage affordable housing.

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Develop projects that aim to engage tenants/co-op members in housing decisions that affect them and in helping define services.

Discover how we can help you apply for other grants

FCM - Green Municipal Fund

Reap environmental, social, and economic benefits by achieve higher-energy performance of your affordable-housing project.

Become a volunteer Project Reviewer

Join the wave of transforming community-housing practices

Explore Centre resources

This section offers a growing selection of resources, including a resource Tool Box and a Self-Evaluation Tool.

A home for all & our strategic plan

Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home. But in reality, a decent home is out of reach for too many of us. Through transformation, the community-housing sector can help meet housing needs now and in the future. Read more about our Strategic Plan.