CMHC begins process to deliver rental assistance to federal co-ops with agreements that ended before April 2016
Published February 16, 2022
Correction notice: CMHC begins process to deliver rental assistance to federal co-ops with agreements that ended before April 2016
On February 17, CHF Canada’s eNews included a story on the extension of Federal Community Housing Initiative (FCHI) rental assistance to co-ops formerly under federal administration in BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and PEI, whose operating agreements expired prior to April 2016.
That story indicated, in error, that the application deadline to receive this rental assistance was June 2022. The actual application deadline is March 31, 2022. An application package should have been received by eligible co-ops from CMHC.
Please accept our apologies for this error.
We are excited to see CMHC implement an addition to the Federal Community Housing Initiative, as announced by Minister Hussen a few weeks ago, following sustained advocacy by CHF Canada
This means that co-ops previously administered by the federal government located in BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and PEI, whose operating agreements expired before April 2016, are now able to access rental assistance until 2028 through the Federal Community Housing Initiative (FCHI).
These co-ops were originally left out of FCHI, but had access to one-year temporary assistance.
CMHC is sending these co-ops enrollment packages with a deadline to submit applications by March 31, 2022.
Once the agreement is signed, the Agency for Co-operative Housing will be managing the agreement. If you are unsure about your co-op’s eligibility, please contact CMHC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This accomplishment is a credit to the strong advocacy of the co-op housing sector, to members consistently prioritizing the needs of low-income households, and making co-ops truly affordable and welcoming places to call home.
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