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Housing Design Catalogue

Request for proposals

The federal government is inviting multidisciplinary design teams from across Canada to submit proposals for the first iteration of the Housing Design Catalogue. Interested proponents have until August 7, 2024, to submit their proposal. Apply now.

Questions regarding the request for proposals process can be directed to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation at procurementsourcingteam@cmhc-schl.gc.ca.

By adopting innovative ways to boost Canada's housing supply, the federal government is changing how homes are built in communities across the country.

The new Housing Design Catalogue, an initiative under Canada's Housing Plan and supported by Budget 2024, will provide standardized housing designs, which will reduce the time required for design, approvals, and construction while supporting new and innovative construction methods. It will feature a variety of housing types, starting with low rise structures like accessory dwelling units, multiplexes, and other small- to medium-sized buildings. It will also explore opportunities to support higher density construction, such as mid rise buildings, and leverage new construction methods such as modular and prefabricated homes.

Engagements with key stakeholders, partners and experts

In January 2024, the Government of Canada began conducting targeted engagements with industry professionals and technical experts, homebuilders, non-profit housing providers, and all orders of government to inform the types of designs, features, and amenities in the catalogue, and to discuss how it can be adopted and implemented in various regions across the country.

The Housing Design Catalogue – What We Heard Report summarizes the findings from the engagement and reflects on key points that have helped to inform the government's next steps.

Download the report

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