The 2024 Housing Research Awards Competition is Now Open!

Who is offering the award?

As retirees or parents, we often strive for mortgage-free lives, but we also recognize the challenges our children face in entering today’s competitive real estate market. However, fear not! There are three innovative solutions to ensure our children can buy homes and secure their future in real estate. And trust me, you might not have considered number 3!

What is it?

The Housing Research Awards celebrate innovative and impactful housing research. If you’re exploring issues related to housing in Canada, this is your chance to get funding for your completed or nearly complete research to increase its impact. Apply for one of these three prestigious awards:

  • CMHC President’s Medal for Outstanding Housing Research: $25,000
  • Recognizes significant research that helps make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.
  • Focus for 2024: Improving the Financial Viability and Sustainability of Affordable Housing in Canada.
  • Your research should address Barriers and solutions to improving financial viability and sustainability.
  • New knowledge, tools, or approaches to strengthen long-term viability.
  • Examples: Green building features, innovative financing models, and approaches to reduce costs.
  • Gold Roof Award for Housing Research Excellence: $12,500
  • Recognizes research that increases knowledge or understanding in one of the National Housing Strategy’s priority areas.
  • Your research should lead to demonstrable impacts within the academic community or housing sector.
  • Gold Roof Award for Knowledge to Action: $12,500
  • Recognizes initiatives that bridge the gap between research and practice in the housing sector.
  • Your research should acknowledge innovative initiatives that have made outstanding contributions to the National Housing Strategy’s priority areas.

When is the deadline?

Submit your application by Friday, August 23, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. (EST).

Where can you find more information?

Learn more about the awards, previous winners, and how to apply by visiting the CMHC website. You can also sign up for regular updates on Canada’s housing industry delivered straight to your inbox.

Why should you care?

This initiative is your chance to secure funding for your housing research and increase its impact. The awards recognize research excellence and support exceptional work that generates essential data and insights. This work is key to advancing the objectives of Canada’s National Housing Strategy, ensuring the financial viability and sustainability of affordable housing.

Focus for 2024

This year’s focus is on improving the financial viability and sustainability of affordable housing in Canada. We are looking for completed or near-complete research that offers new insights, tools, or approaches to strengthen affordable housing projects over the long term.

Apply now and showcase your research that can make a real difference in the housing sector! 🏠💡

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