Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Housing Supply Challenge: Round 4 - Building for the Future

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There will be five separate and unique rounds as part of the overall Challenge. Details and information surrounding each round will be released as they become available.

Round 4 – Building for the Future

The Building for the Future round seeks innovative construction processes, techniques, systems, and materials that will increase the supply of housing that is affordable, climate resilient, and meets people’s needs.

Stage 1: Concept Development

  • Launch

    December 1, 2022

  • Submission deadline

    April 13, 2023

  • Evaluation and shortlisting

    April 2023 to July 2023

  • Notification of results

    July 2023

Stage 2: Shortlisted Applicants Develop Final Submission

  • Submission deadline

    December 14, 2023

  • Evaluation and shortlisting

    December 2023 to March 2024

  • Notification of results

    March 2024

Stage 3: Funded Applicants Implement Solution

  • Duration

    March 2024 to March 2025

Challenge details

Key Dates

  • Launch: December 1, 2022
  • Initial Submissions: April 13, 2023 at 2pm EST
  • Shortlisted: July 2023
  • Stage 2 Final Submissions: December 2023
  • Funded Solutions Announced: March 2024

Funding Allocation

  • Stage 1 – Incubation Funding for prototyping: Up to 25 Shortlisted Applications will receive $150k
  • Stage 2 – Implementation Funding: Selected solutions will share a pool of $38.5M

Who can Apply?

Lead Applicant must be a legal entity:

  • For-profit (ex: housing developers, builders, construction professionals, general contractors, technology companies, start-ups, architects etc.)
  • Not-for-profit organizations (ex: housing providers)
  • Indigenous organizations, governments, groups, housing agencies and authorities
  • Canadian post-secondary institutions
  • Governments (provincial, territorial, Indigenous, municipal, local and regional)
  • Teams composed of a variety of participants

* All participants must be affiliated with a legally incorporated organization