The Federal Lands Initiative is a $200-million fund that supports the transfer of surplus federal lands and buildings to eligible proponents. This is available at discounted to no cost to be developed or renovated for use as affordable housing. The discount on the property will depend on the level of social outcomes achieved by the winning proposal. Once transferred, the property will be developed or renovated into affordable, sustainable, accessible and socially inclusive housing.
The Federal Lands Initiative is led by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) with support from:
- Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Canada Lands Company (CLC)
Properties currently available for the Federal Lands Initiative
Montreal North (Land ID QC-MT-M001)
Three-storey building of 18 units located in the borough of Montreal-North.
Sherbrooke (Land ID QC-SH-M01)
Two properties located beside the Mont-Bellevue Park in Sherbrooke.
Pleasantville Block 14 (Land ID NL-PV-L001)
Block 14 is located in the Pleasantville area of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Pleasantville Lots (Land ID NL-PV-L002)
Lots 5 - 8 and 13 - 17 are located in the Pleasantville area of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Wateridge Village (Land ID ON-OT-LOO1)
Block 21 is located in the Wateridge Village area of Ottawa.