Rental Assistance


From January to March 2021, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation offered a funding stream baptized Temporary Rental Assistance. The funding was made available to non-profit housing organizations which had an Operating Agreement with CMHC that expired before April 1, 2016. 

In 2016, CMHC implemented the Federal Community Housing Initiative, a funding program to support community housing projects whose federally administered Operating Agreements were to expire. But housing providers whose CMHC agreement(s) ended before April 1, 2016, were not eligible for FCHI. The TRA fund corrected that omission.

For organizations that were eligible for and received TRA funding, you can now send an email to tra@centre.support or call us at 1-833-360-3967 ext. 108 should you wish to discuss any questions about your funding. 

For organizations that believed they qualified for TRA and now wish to enquire about eligibility for the renewed version of the Federal Community Housing Initiative, you can send an email to fchi2-iflc2@cmhc-schl.gc.ca or call the CMHC at 1-800-668-2642.  

The details
Calculation worksheet for the administration of TRA

If you have been in contact with the Centre about the Temporary Rental Assistance initiative and have further questions, please call us toll-free at 1- 833-360-3967, ext. 108 or send an email to tra@centre.support. 

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