Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Housing Supply Challenge

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Housing Affordability Matters

Everyone in Canada deserves a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. However, many Canadians struggle to find, maintain and afford a good place to live. A lack of supply in cities with significant demand for housing can push prices up. The Housing Supply Challenge (Challenge) will result in new ideas and solutions that will help more people find an affordable place to call home.

Investing in Change

The Challenge is part of Impact Canada and is led by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), in collaboration with the Impact and Innovation Unit in the Privy Council Office and Infrastructure Canada. The Challenge will award $300 million in prizes over five years.

Shape the Challenge Design

We need your help to design a Challenge that will yield the most innovative, impactful and lasting solutions.

What is a challenge prize?

A challenge prize is an incentive-based approach that rewards the first or best solution to a problem, based on a set of pre-determined criteria.

Issues and trends that affect housing supply and where a challenge prize could focus include:

  • Supporting urban densification
  • Enhancing productivity in construction
  • Improving data on land availability and value
  • Reducing building timelines
  • Addressing land availability constraints
  • Expanding flexible tenure options
  • Aligning transport infrastructure and housing

Here’s how you can help shape the Housing Supply Challenge


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