Affordable Housing Development Program
How much funding is available?
The program will provide forgivable loans of up to $55,000 per unit to increase the number of affordable housing options in the province.
Who is eligible to apply for funding?
The Affordable Housing Development Program is open to non-profit corporations, private entrepreneurs, development corporations, housing cooperatives, or municipalities.
What types of projects qualify?
New builds or buildings currently under construction are eligible as long as they add new affordable units to the market. Projects must be a minimum of four units, contribute to increasing accessible units to 20 per cent of government-supported units and be Net Zero Ready. The loan forgiveness period will range from 10 to 25 years.
How do I apply?
Applications must include information on the proposed property, zoning, evidence of financing, and design work. Additional information including the number of units, location and nearby amenities, intended market, and timeline for completion should also be included. Applications will be evaluated on these considerations as well as community need based on the social housing registry.
Cody Clinton, Department of Social Development and Housing, 902-218-6643, firstname.lastname@example.org.