National Housing Strategy Research and Innovation Programs Update

Thu. Jun. 7, 2018

CMHC has recently announced the details for the National Housing Strategy (NHS) Research and Innovation Programs.  Funding is available for creating new research, generating new ideas and showcasing best practices around housing.  Key areas under Innovation and Research are:

The NHS Demonstrations Initiative

Highlighting innovations in affordable housing that progress social, economic and environmental performance, programs and strategies.

Solutions Labs

Working through complex housing issues to scale potential solutions to housing affordability pressures.

Collaborative Housing Research Network

Launching Summer 2018. An independent, Canadian academic-led housing Network focused on the holistic research of housing conditions.

NHS Research and Planning Fund

Launching Spring 2018. Funding for NGOs wanting to undertake housing-related research or research-related activities.

CMHC Housing Research Scholarship Program

Launching Spring 2018. Partnering with the Tri-agencies to support early-career researchers with post-doctoral fellowships

Housing Research Awards

A suite of awards that recognize impactful housing research and support knowledge translation.

National Housing Conference

Experts showcase new ideas and innovations in affordable housing at an annual, multi-stream conference.

Housing Needs Data

Understanding housing conditions and needs of our most vulnerable populations to develop success measures toward strategy outcomes.


For more information on these opportunities please visit and click on Innovation and Research.