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Learn how Evergreen can help you develop your innovative housing supply solution

Housing Supply Challenge Support Program

The Housing Supply Challenge, delivered by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), encourages residents, stakeholders, and experts from across Canada to propose innovative solutions that help break down the barriers that limit new housing supply.

The first Challenge Round — Data Driven — invited applicants to submit data solutions or methodologies that provide decision-makers with better information to make housing supply decisions.​​​​​ The Stage One application process for the Data Driven Round of the Housing Supply Challenge are now closed. Meet the shortlisted applicants

The second Challenge Round — Getting Started: Pre-development Processes — invited applicants to propose and develop locally relevant solutions that remove barriers to the development of housing that is affordable, with a specific focus on the pre-construction phase of projects. Applications for the Getting Started Round are now closed.

The third Challenge Round — Northern Access Round: Supply Chain Solutions for Northern and Remote Housing — will invite applicants to propose solutions that will improve efficient and affordable access to materials and resources in northern and remote regions. Applications will open in January 2022. Learn more and sign up for updates here.  

How Evergreen can help you with your submission? 

The Housing Supply Challenge Support Program, run by Evergreen, supports applicants of the Housing Supply Challenge by providing guidance, mentorship and the resources needed to develop and improve their submission.

Evergreen is providing support through the initial (Stage One) and final (Stage Two) application process:

Round 2: Getting Started: Pre-development Processes

Stage One: Initial Submission Support for potential applicants

Applications for Stage One of the Getting Started: Pre-development Processes Round are now closed.

  • Contact us with questions about the Stage One application process and the elements of the Support Program

  • Watch the information session to learn more about the application process and specific considerations for the Getting Started Round

  • Join the Applicant Forum to connect with other potential applicants, learn about their challenges and potential solutions, and discuss early-stage partnerships to help develop solutions together 

  • Review Round 2 networking events and workshops:

  • Access relevant resources, including our design-thinking modules to better hone in on your problem scope and start framing your solution to get to build lasting solutions that address the root of the problem 

  • Meet the Housing Supply Challenge Support Program advisors. The Advisory Committee supports partnership building, program design and resources as applicants advance their housing supply solutions. 

Stage Two: Final Submission Support for successful Stage One applicants

Stage Two applicants for the Getting Started Round are scheduled to be announced in early November 2021.

  • Contact us with questions about the Stage Two application process and the elements of the Support Program
  • Participate in workshops that will help focus and refine your initial submissions and provide guidance on implementation
  • Connect and network with peers to improve your final solution

Contact Evergreen

The Housing Supply Challenge Support Program is here to provide guidance and assist you with your Housing Supply Challenge questions. Contact us today with questions and to start an application.

Phone: 647-670-2265


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