Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

National Housing Strategy Research and Planning Fund

The National Housing Strategy Research and Planning Fund provides support to not-for-profit organizations and registered charities undertaking housing research. The research goals must be consistent with the priority theme areas and populations of the National Housing Strategy.

New investments will enhance research collaborations among CMHC and key housing stakeholders.

Overall program funding is $6.6 million with $600,000 available in 2018. Applications are due September 17, 2018. More information is available here

Enabling Accessibility Fund: Young Canadians

Young leaders ages 15-30 are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 to make a tangible difference in the lives of people with disabilities by addressing accessibility barriers in public spaces or workplaces within Canada. Applications are due September 21, 2018. Information about the funding is available on the ESDC Website

National Housing Co-Investment Fund

The Co-Investment Fund provides grants and financing for new affordable housing construction and existing affordable housing renewal and repair.

MNPHA hosted an educational session with CMHC on this funding stream. The power point slides from the session are available here. Or for more information you can contact Terry Wotton, CMHC’s Affordable Housing Specialist for Manitoba:; 204-318-1772

CMHC – Seed Funding for Housing Development

MHRC – Proposal Development Funding (PDF)

Jubilee Fund

The Jubilee Fund provides flexible financing in the form of loan guarantees and/or bridge financing for worthy projects who do not qualify for traditional financing. Visit for more info.

Assiniboine Credit Union

ACU offers flexible financing for non-profits and cooperatives through a dedicated Community Financial Centre. For more information, please visit:

Financing Opportunities

First National Financial LP End of Operating Agreement Revitalization Program

The End of Operating Agreement (EOA) Revitalization Program provides low cost loans to housing providers at or near the end of their operating agreements. This program is aimed at those housing providers that have expired operating agreements, those planning for the end of their operating agreement or providers looking to payout their agreement early.  Municipalities, non-profit housing providers, Co-op (excluding equity Co-op’s) or anyone with a current Section 95 and Section 26/27 or any housing provider in a federal or provincial operating agreement are also eligible for the program.

Information is available on First National LP’s website