The Federal Lands initiative will transfer surplus lands and buildings to eligible participants at discounted to no cost. The discount on the land will depend on the maximization of socio-economic and environmental outcomes achieved. Once transferred, the property will be developed into affordable, sustainable, accessible and socially inclusive developments.

The Federal Lands initiative is a joint project of:

This initiative has a total of $200 million available in funding and will run for 10 years.

More information will be available in late summer 2018.


Should you have specific questions relating to the strategy’s initiatives that are beyond the online resources available, CMHC’s Affordable Housing Consultants are experts in the specific needs, challenges and opportunities within their unique markets across Ontario, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia and the North, the Prairies and Quebec.

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Date Published: May 2, 2018