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Dec 19, 2018

In response to concerns raised by the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) with the National Co-Investment Fund’s application process, CMHC has provided us with two documents that include changes that will ease the burden on housing providers applying to the program. 

The first document is a webinar transcript (PDF) from a session held in October 2018 during which changes to some of the original application policies were announced. 

The second is a new document issued by CMHC announcing changes to the energy efficiency and accessibility requirements for certain projects.

Dec 13, 2018

CHRA’s Indigenous Housing Caucus has received $189,000 in funding as part of a collaborative federal research grant from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Indigenous Services Canada to identify issues – such as expiry of operating agreements, waitlists, and housing management – most prevalently affecting urban, rural, and northern Indigenous housing service providers. 

Acknowledging that urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing may not be effectively addressed by current federal policies or that potential gaps exist, results from this project will help inform a call for increased and improved services and supports. 

Nov 09, 2018

Stéphan Corriveau, CHRA Board President, provided insights and context surrounding the legislated right to housing in Canada during a televised interview on Radio-Canada Ontario. 

He detailed the scale of the mass homelessness phenomenon we are experiencing in Canada and explained that adopting a law would help correct this situation that has been worsening in the last 25 years due to lack of federal government involvement. Stéphan also pointed out that at the federal level, although things have been heading in the right direction for the last few years with commitments that would enable building up to 10,000 units per year, there remains an important need for major investments in social, non-profit and affordable social housing that go beyond a law. Without these investments, he explains, we will not be able to absorb this crisis, it will instead get worse. 

Oct 10, 2018

​Each year we honour and pay tribute to outstanding individuals and organizations that excel at providing safe and affordable housing to all people living in Canada. Nominations for the four CHRA National Awards of Recognition are now open

Nominate a deserving candidate today, and let’s celebrate the outstanding achievements taking place in the social and affordable housing sector!

Deadline: December 14, 2018

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