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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.

Meet Tim Ross

Meet Tim Ross

Tim is a nationally recognized non-profit, community, and co-operative housing policy advocate, with years of leadership experience in housing and homelessness. He is the founding President of the Centre and Executive Director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada. CHF Canada is a national membership association of housing co-ops, representing over one thousand members, and home to over a quarter of a million people.

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Capacity Building for Success in Meeting Community Needs

Capacity Building for Success in Meeting Community Needs

Originally serving the small community of Mission, Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing provides housing and support services for people in the Fraser Valley in a way that ensures tenant safety, empowers self-determination and the honouring of robust agreements. Founded in 1987 to address housing shortages in Mission and the surrounding area, MQHS’ commitment to sustainability is notable: it currently has 244 units of affordable housing within 30 properties in their housing portfolio.

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Increasing Social Inclusion and Tenant Engagement in PEI

Increasing Social Inclusion and Tenant Engagement in PEI

Although not a panacea to the quandary, the Centre is happy to announce new project funding to assist community members with tenant support through the Nanegkam Housing Corporation. Its Indigenous Tenant Support Initiative (ITSI) is a step forward to empowering Indigenous tenants, arming them with the knowledge, tools, and support to stave off illegal renovictions, informing them of their rights and responsibilities, while providing life skill development assistance.

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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?

Register with our Portico grant-application portal right now to get a head start! Click here!

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.

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.