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Federation of Canadian Municipalities launches new Sustainable Affordable Housing Initiative

Published May 25, 2020

Expand or upgrade your housing co-op with new funding from the Green Municipal Fund

On March 15th the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) launched a new $300-million initiative to support local affordable housing providers, including housing co-ops, to retrofit their existing housing, or build new, energy-efficient units to reduce GHG emissions.

The Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) initiative includes grants, loans and capacity-building opportunities. Whether you’re just getting started or already have a project in the works, this funding can help housing co-ops across the country reduce energy and GHG intensity, increase housing affordability, improve building quality, and increase the comfort, health and quality of life for members.

FCM’s Sustainable Affordable Housing initiative is delivered through their Green Municipal Fund and funded by the Government of Canada.  Learn more on their website (including a webinar explaining all of the details, which we recommend that members watch).

If your housing co-op is interested, we’re here to help.  You can contact Ofelia Guanlao, CHF Canada’s Senior Program Manager, Asset Management Services at oguanlao@chfcanada.coop and she can discuss this with you and how you can apply to access this fund for sustainable projects in your co-op.   Or you can contact FCM directly for more information at gmfinfo@fcm.ca or 1-877-417-0550.

This is an exciting opportunity to access sustainability funding and we encourage all members to talk to us or investigate how this could help you.

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