Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Housing Supply Challenge Round 5: Level-Up

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Use the hashtag #HousingSupplyChallenge  to join the conversation and get the latest updates on the Housing Supply Challenge. You can also email us at challenge@cmhc.ca.

Challenge details

Key Dates

  • Stage 1 Launch: November 17, 2023
  • Initial Submissions: December 18, 2023, at 2pm PDT / 5pm EST
  • Semi-Finalists Announced: February 2024
  • Stage 2 Submissions: September 2024
  • Finalists Announced: Fall 2024
  • Stage 3 Opens: Fall 2024
  • Game-Changers Announced: March 2025

Funding Allocation

  • Stage 1 – Finding Foundational Solutions: Up to 20 Foundational Solutions (Semi-Finalists) will receive CAD $1,000,000.
  • Stage 2 – Achieving Next Level Impact and Adoption: Up to 10 Next Level Solutions (Finalists) will receive CAD $3,000,000.
  • Stage 3 – Changing the System: 3 Game-Changer Solutions will receive CAD $5,000,000.

Important Resources

Who can Apply?

Community Housing Innovator (CHI) applicants include:

  • Individuals
  • Not-for-profit organizations such as housing providers, co-ops, capacity builders, charities
  • Indigenous organizations, governments, groups, housing agencies and authorities
  • Governments (provincial, territorial, Indigenous, municipal, local and regional) or government agencies

All Housing Innovator (AHI) applicants include:

  • Individuals
  • For-profit organizations
  • Not-for-profit organizations such as housing providers, co-ops, capacity builders, charities
  • Indigenous organizations, governments, groups, housing agencies and authorities
  • Governments (provincial, territorial, Indigenous, municipal, local and regional) or government agencies
  • Applicants must be affiliated with a legally incorporated organization to receive funding.