About the Regional Housing Trust Fund

The Regional Housing Trust Fund (RHTF) was established by the CRD Board in 2005, in recognition that housing affordability is a regional priority and key issue in the capital region.

The Fund provides capital grants for "bricks and mortar" in the acquisition, development and retention of housing that is affordable to households with low or moderate incomes in the region. The RHTF has significantly increased the Capital Region’s ability to raise funds for affordable housing, by raising an ongoing equity stake that can be used to leverage additional funds, primarily from federal and provincial government partners and the private sector.

The Regional Housing Trust Fund Commission prioritized the use of RHTF grants for the development of affordable housing units within approved Regional Housing First Program (RHFP) projects. Please note that RHTF Applications from projects outside the Regional Housing First Program are being suspended until further notice.

Application Steps for RHFP Projects:

  1. Review the RHTF Program Guidelines and Project Assessment Criteria to determine if your organization is eligible and your proposal meets the basic criteria.
  2. Submit an application package for review by the RHTF Advisory Committee. If scored favourably, applications will be presented to the RHTF Commission and the CRD Board for provisional approval.

Application Form

For more information contact:

Manager, Housing Planning, Policy & Programs
Housing Initiatives & Programs