Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing – CMHC (2021)

  • This program is currently closed.


The Rental Housing component aims to increase the supply of rental housing for households on, or eligible to be on, social housing waiting lists; and ensure that safe, adequate and affordable rental housing is available to Ontario households.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to 75% of the total capital cost per one unit or $150,000 per unit, whichever is less.

Total capital costs include land, financing, hard (construction) and soft costs but less any HST rebates.


Eligible projects are:

  • New constructions, including additions and extensions.
  • Acquisitions and, where required, rehabilitation’s of existing residential buildings to maintain or increase the affordable rental housing stock
  • Conversions of non-residential buildings or units to purpose-built rental buildings/units

Applications Steps:

Service Managers will solicit proposals and select rental housing projects to recommend to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for funding approval.

Other Things to Note:

The program ended in March 31, 2020.

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