Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation

Making affordable housing a reality for all Canadians.

Canada’s National Housing Strategy aims to provide Canadians across the country with access to housing that meets their needs and that they can afford. One of the initiatives that will deliver on this goal is the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, which is administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Habitat for Humanity Canada, on behalf of local Habitats, secured a $35.8 million financial commitment from CMHC over a three-year period (2019-2021) to build decent and affordable homes. 

Through this CMHC-Habitat partnership,

94 families have been served so far across eight provinces and one territory: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan, and Yukon; out of which: 

  • 100% of homes serve families living with low income 
  • 35% are single mothers
  • 13% are new immigrants
  • 12% are Indigenous people
  • 8% are people with physical disabilities
  • 6% are people with developmental disabilities

In support of the National Housing Strategy, these investments will:

  • Make more homes accessible and barrier-free
  • Support women’s and children’s housing needs for improved health and educational outcomes
  • Create more energy efficient homes and affordable homes for Canadian families

“At a time when it matters most, our partnership with CMCH is helping to increase the impact we have at the local level and allows Habitats across Canada to achieve their goal of helping more families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.”

Julia Deans, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Canada