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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.

Municipalities Call for Rapid Housing Solutions Amid Pandemic

Municipalities Call for Rapid Housing Solutions Amid Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic compounds Canada’s ongoing housing crisis, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is proposing a federal initiative and partnership to rapidly repurpose on-sale private buildings as permanent, non-profit housing for vulnerable Canadians. FCM is proposing a federal initiative and partnership to help non-profit community housing providers rapidly acquire, renovate and retrofit two kinds of buildings.

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Ottawa Community Land Trust

Ottawa Community Land Trust

Land trusts provide a holistic approach to community building that is often missed in traditional development frameworks. A complementary sector response to Ottawa’s housing crisis, the land trust model will unite several smaller housing providers under one voice where expertise and skills will be shared and disseminated more quickly. The perpetual affordability of the land will allow smaller housing providers to leverage their surpluses for capital repairs, renewal, and redevelopment.

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Community Housing : Transformation is Now

Community Housing : Transformation is Now

Too often over the past 25 years, official policies have prevented our sector from adequately responding to the challenges that society’s evolution brought to housing. The very real consequences of this inability have been the emergence of mass homelessness, a dramatic rise in rents and the spread of unbridled real estate speculation with disastrous social and financial consequences for the vast majority.

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Sectoral Impact Projects

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


Local Projects

Sector Transformation Fund

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

Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund

Develop projects that aim to engage tenants/co-op members in housing decisions that affect them 

Why wait?

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FCM - Green Municipal Fund

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

We want your expertise!

Offer your knowledge and skills to help transform community-housing practices by becoming a project reviewer

Explore our resource centre

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