Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) – NHS Demonstrations Initiative


CMHC’s National Housing Strategy (NHS) Demonstrations Initiative provides grants to support the demonstration, in a real environment, of solutions supporting housing affordability, the National Housing Strategy priority areas, population groups and outcomes.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a contribution of up to $250,000.


Applicants must be:

  • affordable housing providers, non-profit affordable housing organizations and affordable housing cooperatives;
  • government agencies and corporations (provincial, territorial, municipal);
  • Indigenous organizations (First Nations, Inuit, Métis);
  • Canadian companies, organizations, associations;
  • private and non-profit builders and developers;
  • non-governmental organizations (NGOs) seeking to demonstrate and scale community land trust / land assembly solutions supporting affordable housing;
  • agencies, associations and NGOs involved in National Housing Strategy priority area activities (seniors’ associations, veterans’ associations, mental health advocates, homelessness hubs, non-profit organizations, sustainability agencies);
  • academic institutions and innovation hubs involved in National Housing Strategy priority area activities and audiences, and/or interested in community land trust / land assembly solutions;
  • legally established in Canada; and
  • in good standing with CMHC.

Applications Steps:

Other Things to Note:

Applications are now closed. There will be no new call for applications until further notice.

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