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3 March 2022
Every co-op in the Rental Assistance Program (FCHI-2) will need to complete an Action Plan covering the next three years. The launch of the Self Assessment and Action Plan will take place in the week of 7 March 2022, with a submission deadline of 1 April 2022 for your plan.
24 August 2020
September 1, 2020 marks an important date for co-ops that began under federal funding programs. CMHC’s new Rental Assistance Program (RAP, also known as FCHI-2, or the Federal Community Housing Initiative – Phase 2) is about to launch.
The co-op housing sector lobbied hard for the federal government to respond to the challenge of expiring operating agreements and RAP is the successful result of those efforts.
7 November 2019
Enrolment in the FCHI-2 began last month for federally administered co-ops. The program will provide new rent assistance to low-income members beginning April 2020 and lasting until March 31, 2028.
In earlier communication we advised all federally administered co-ops to apply for enrolment in FCHI-2 in case they are eligible. We can now be more precise in our advice.
15 August 2019
CMHC has been working closely with key housing associations over the summer to finalize details for Phase 2 of the Federal Community Housing Initiative (FCHI).
This new rental assistance program for community housing providers reaching the end of their operating agreements will be available as of April 1, 2020.