National Housing Co-Investment Fund: Indigenous and Northern Housing

By mmuise

CMHC's Indigenous and Northern Housing option of the National Housing Co-Investment Fund provides low-cost and forgivable loans to housing providers serving Indigenous people, and housing providers building and renovating housing in northern communities.

Comments on Funding:

Housing project may qualify for several repayable and/or forgivable loan combinations.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applicants must be:

  • Indigenous governments and organizations;
  • provinces, territories and municipalities serving Indigenous and/or northern populations;
  • community housing providers such as public or private non-profit housing organizations or rental co-operatives serving Indigenous and/or northern populations;
  • private sector housing providers serving Indigenous and/or northern populations.

    Eligible projects include repair of existing or construction of:
  • new community and affordable housing;
  • new urban Indigenous community housing;
  • mixed use market / affordable rental;
  • conversion from a non-residential use to affordable residential;
  • shelters;
  • transitional and supportive housing.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. work with their CMHC specialist to prepare their application and gather relevant information;

2. complete the Integrity Declaration and Project details and funding eligibility forms before signing in or creating an account in the CMHC portal;

3. select the correct choice from the program drop-down list: "Indigenous or Northern - NHCF (National Housing Co-investment Fund) in the application portal; and

4. submit their application on the application portal after receiving confirmation from their CMHC specialist.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must contact their Indigenous and the North Housing Solutions Specialist to discuss which documents could be required for their project.

Other Things to Note:

Date Published: October 24, 2022

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