About us

Everyone deserves a place to call home

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association's mission is to ensure that all Canadians have an affordable, secure and decent place to call home.
Our Story
Back in the mid-sixties, a group of concerned urban renewal professionals in Toronto became members of the Upper New York State Chapter of the National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and from this nucleus, in 1967, the Canadian Association of Housing & Renewal Officials (CAHRO) was born. Since then, our name has changed but the ideals that brought us together are still at our core; for over 40 years, we have been working to bring affordable housing issues and solutions to the attention of decision-makers. 
Our Goals
CHRA is the only national voice in Canada speaking on the full range of issues related to affordable housing here and abroad; and we centre everything we do around four key pillars:
- Keeping homes affordable
- Ending homelessness
- Renewing our communities
- Supporting a sustainable housing profession

Our Partners: