Looking for a one-stop information shop? Stop wasting precious time scouring the internet for your housing research needs. If you work in research, policy development, or help to address the housing needs of people in Canada we have the easy access search tool for you.

Trusted housing information

CMHC’s Housing Knowledge Centre offers trusted, authoritative and evidence-based housing research and policy publications vetted by housing information professionals. Whether you’re a researcher, housing provider or government representative, you can benefit from the information provided.

Our knowledge base offers books, reports, publications and images supplied by:

  • commercial and academic publishers
  • all levels of government
  • the worldwide housing industry

You can also access scientific, academic and technical periodicals in the fields of housing and community development.

Over 70 years of housing policy and research

Search and discover best practices and lessons learned from over 70 years of housing policy and research from CMHC and other housing organizations in Canada and internationally. The Housing Knowledge Centre can help you identify gaps and opportunities in housing research and policy while preventing the duplication of research.

Take advantage of these features:

  • Search by keyword, browse by subject or view newest documents
  • Narrow search results by date, subject, author and more
  • Filter to focus your search on CMHC documents only


Learn more about the subjects, publications and services offered to you online and in print through this CMHC library.

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Date Published: August 20, 2019