CMHC’s Housing Supply Challenge - Building for the Future Round: Innovative Construction for Housing Affordability

Humber’s Centre for Social Innovation and the Office of Research & Innovation are collaborating on CMHC’s Housing Supply Challenge “Building for the Future Round: Innovative Construction for Housing Affordability.” This challenge is about finding ways to make it easier to build houses. It addresses construction-related barriers to housing supply. This can be done by funding activities that support the adoption and preparation for replication and scaling and accelerate the use of:

  • construction processes
  • techniques
  • systems
  • materials

The challenge prioritizes solutions that accelerate the creation and preservation of housing that is affordable, climate compatible and meets people’s needs.

If you are a faculty or staff member with potential solutions and potential community and/or industry partners for this challenge, please review CMHC’s Housing Supply Challenge website and send the following to Tania Massa, associate dean, Applied Research and Innovation at by February 8, 2023:

  • Your name
  • Your email
  • Your faculty/department
  • Areas of expertise
  • Name of potential community and/or industry partner(s)
  • Describe the potential solutions and partners to address this challenge. Explain how the potential solution may tackle the following barriers: access to materials and resources, complexities in retrofitting existing housing supply, the complexity of project delivery, high costs and sunk costs, knowledge management and sharing (250 words maximum).

For questions or comments, please reach out to Tania Massa at