CMHC–Your Housing Experts
Canadians are among the best-housed people in the world, and the majority own their homes. Part of this success is due to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, (CMHC), the federal housing agency. Since 1946, CMHC has helped to house generations of Canadians. We’ve developed the standards and practices required by a growing housing industry and found new ways to help Canadians finance home purchases.
Today, more than one third of all mortgages are insured by CMHC—but there’s more to CMHC than mortgage loan insurance. We’re continually finding ways to build better, more efficient and affordable housing, and to make
information about it available to you.
comprehensive and objective source of information on housing, whether you’re a homeowner, a potential buyer, a renovator, or a builder, or if you have special housing needs.
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