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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.

Rapid Housing Initiative project proposals surpass expectations — by a lot

Rapid Housing Initiative project proposals surpass expectations — by a lot

A $1-billion federal grant program for the rapid construction of 3,000 units of affordable housing attracted interest from so many groups that hundreds of viable projects won’t make the cut. The possibility of a renewed RHI program has led housing groups to propose improvements to the hugely popular initiative in anticipation of a second wave of construction to meet the basic needs of Canadians.

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Social housing: a critical resource for vulnerable women

Social housing: a critical resource for vulnerable women

Since the beginning of the pandemic, organizations and researchers working to address domestic violence have been reporting a worsening situation across the country. In the run-up to International Women’s Day on March 8, the Centre met with Céline Magontier, who oversees women’s issues at the Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU), to discuss the increased vulnerability of women when it comes to housing in the context of Covid-19 and the lack of social housing resources.

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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.