Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Housing Supply Challenge: Round 2 - Getting Started

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Housing Supply Challenge Support Program

Are you an applicant looking for additional support with your submission? Visit the CMHC Housing Supply Challenge Support Program, run by our partners at Evergreen. They are available to answer any questions about the application process and provide one-on-one support.

Challenge details

Key Dates

  • Launch: June 9, 2021
  • Initial Submissions: August 25, 2021, 2pm EST
  • Shortlisted: October 2021
  • Stage 2 Final Submissions: April 2022
  • Funded Solutions Announced: Summer 2022

Funding Allocation

  • Stage 1 – Incubation Funding for prototyping: Up to 30 Shortlisted Applications will receive $75k 
  • Stage 2 – Implementation Funding: Selected solutions will share a pool of $38M 

Who can Apply?

Lead Applicant must be a legal entity:

  • 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