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The Housing Supply Challenge (HSC) invites citizens, stakeholders, and experts from across Canada to propose innovative solutions to the barriers that limit the creation of new housing. $300 million in funding is available through the various rounds of the Challenge, resulting in new ideas and solutions that will help more people find an affordable place to call home.
The challenge objectives are to:
- Address barriers to housing supply and affordability
- Enhance community engagement
- Inspire others to scale or adapt ideas for “Canada-wide impact”
- Cultivate collaboration and partnerships
The Challenge will also provide a platform to share these innovative solutions, acting as a catalyst for others to take action.
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Round 1: Data Driven
- Launch: October 23, 2020
- Initial Submissions: January 20, 2021
- Finalists Announced: February 2021
- Final Submissions: September 2021
- Successful Proponents Announced: October 2021
Who can apply?
- For-profit and not-for-profit organizations
- Indigenous organizations and groups
- Canadian post-secondary institutions
- Government (Provincial, territorial, municipal, local, and regional)
- Consulting firms
- Teams composed of a variety of participants
* All participants must be affiliated with a legally incorporated organization
- Stage 1: Seed funding for prototyping - 25 finalists will receive $100,000 each
- Stage 2: Implementation Funding - Selected finalists will share a pool of $22.5 million in funding