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Housing Supply Challenge: Round 1 - Data Driven

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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.


Have you heard about the Housing Supply Challenge?

We're calling on communities, we're calling on organizations, we're calling on experts, to propose innovative solutions to address barriers to the creation of new housing supply in Canada.

With up to $300 million in funding available, there are multiple rounds, encouraging new ideas to help more Canadians find an affordavle place to call home.

The challenge will:

  • address barriers to housing supply and affordability
  • enhance community engagement
  • cultivate partnerships and encourage collaboration
  • inspire others to scale and adapt for a Canada-wide impact

First round launching in Fall 2020!

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Round 1: Data Driven

Key Dates

  • Launch: October 23, 2020 
  • Initial Submissions: January 20, 2021
  • Shortlisted Applicants: March 2021
  • Stage 2 Final Submissions: September 29, 2021
  • Funded Solutions 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

Funding Allocation

  • Stage 1: Incubation funding for prototyping - 25 shortlisted applicants will receive $100,000 each
  • Stage 2: Implementation Funding - Selected solutions will share a pool of $22.5 million in funding

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