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COVID-19: Updates for those in the Community Housing and Homelessness Sector

COVID-19 Updates UPDATED March 26, 2020 CMHC Update March 26 In an effort to support those impacted from COVID-19, effectively immediately, CMHC will consider providing up to six (6) months of loan payment deferral (principal and interest) for borrowers that have a CMHC financed loan in good standing.  For housing providers, CMHC expects that borrowers…

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CANCELLED: CHRA Congress 2020

A few days ago, we informed you that the CHRA Annual Congress in April 2020 could not proceed in light of COVID-19 developments. Since then, we have been working internally and with venues in Saskatoon to determine if Congress could be scheduled to another date later in the year. Given the information we’ve received and…

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CHRA Releases 2020 Pre-Budget Submission

In advance of the 2020 federal Budget, the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) today issued its submission to the federal government outlining its key budgetary recommendations. CHRA has called for 3 policies to be included in Budget 2020:  Develop and implement an urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing strategy, introduce new investments to increase…

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CHRA Board of Directors Approves New 4 Year Strategic Plan

On November 13, the CHRA Board of Directors approved a new 4-year Strategic Plan (PDF) to guide the organization between 2020 and 2024. The Plan was developed with the input of members, the CHRA Board of Directors, and staff. It contains five Key Result Areas – Advocacy, Policy and Research, Member Services, Strategic Partnerships, and Organizational Excellence,…

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