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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Supply Challenge

November 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Supply Challenge invites applications to propose new ideas and solutions that break down the barriers that limit new housing supply.  The Challenge is part of Impact Canada in collaboration with the Impact and Innovation in the Privy Council Office and Infrastructure Canada.  A summary is provided below. 
 
Objectives are to: 
Address barriers to housing supply and affordability 
Enhance community engagement 
Inspire others to scale or adapt ideas for “Canada-wide impact” 
Cultivate collaboration and partnerships 
 
The first round, Data Driven seeks solutions to address gaps in housing data which are often outdated, inconsistent and not openly available, making it more difficult to manage housing supply issues. 
 
In round one, applicants are encouraged to strive for solutions that: 
Result in a long-term reduction or elimination of an identified barrier 
Are accessible to potential users of housing data 
Reflect the diverse realities of people living in Canada 
Have the potential to deliver Canada-wide impact 

Duration 
Implementation must be completed by March 2023 
York University can put forward one application for this competition. Should there be multiple interested applicants, an internal selection process will determine the selection.  
 
Deadlines Notify ORS of interest: By 5pm on Thursday, November 26, 2020
Decision and notification of selected applicant (if applicable): Friday, December 4, 2020
Application due at ORS for full review: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Initial application and fully signed and completed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review:
By 9:00am on Monday, January 18, 2021
Initial application due at agency: By 2:00pm EST on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Final application due at ORS for full review: Ten (10) working days prior to submission to agency
Final application and fully signed and completed ORS Checklist due at ORS for required review: Two (2) working days prior to submission to agency
Final application due at agency (selected finalists only): September 2021
Interested applicants should contact Emma Doran, SIRI Specialist, at edoran@yorku.ca, no later than Thursday, November 26, 5pm.  
 

All materials and Call for Proposals can be found here: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/nhs/housing-supply-challenge     
Applications for Stage 1 must be submitted using the online form at https://impact.canada.ca/en/challenges/housing-supply-challenge/application-form

Stage 1: Seed funding for prototyping – 25 finalists will receive $100,000 each 

Stage 2: Implementation Funding – Selected finalists will share a pool of $22.5 million in funding