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Canadian Home Builders’ Association Welcomes Housing-Focused Budget

April 16, 2024

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) welcomes the 2024 Federal Budget with its focus on housing and emphasis on increasing housing supply and affordability as well as removing barriers to first-time buyers trying to get into the market.

Federal Housing Plan sets the stage for comprehensive approach to address housing affordability and supply

April 12, 2024

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) applauds the release of the Federal Housing Plan today.

Canadian Home Builders’ Association Applauds Introduction of 30-year Amortization Periods on New Construction Homes to Support First-Time Buyers

April 11, 2024

The introduction of 30-year amortization periods for insured mortgages on new construction is very welcome news to CHBA.

Monumental workforce increase required to meet housing supply targets to address affordability in Canada

April 11, 2024

Canada’s residential construction needs to grow to 83% to reach 5.8 million housing starts to address housing affordability.

2024 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence Finalists Named

March 13, 2024

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2024 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, Canada’s premiere competition for new homes, home renovations, community development, and residential marketing.

CHBA Releases Strategy for Building 5.8 Million Homes

February 8, 2024

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association has released a strategy detailing changes and supports needed to enable the industry to build 5.8 million homes in the next decade to close Canada’s housing supply gap and improve housing affordability.

Record low builder sentiment foreshadows troubling housing starts, underscoring need for housing policy changes

January 30, 2024

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Housing Market Index (HMI), a leading indicator about the health of the residential construction industry in Canada, reports that builders are increasingly worried about the state of industry conditions, and that housing starts will be further repressed in 2024.

Housing supply outlook dim as builders continue to feel the effects of interest rate hikes

November 2, 2023

The 2023 Q3 Housing Marketing Index (HMI) was released by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today, and the outlook is dim for Canada’s housing supply.

Removal of GST on Purpose-Built Rental Addresses Long-Standing Barrier

October 18, 2023

OTTAWA – September 14, 2023 – The federal government’s move today to waive the GST on purpose-built rental addresses a long-standing issue that has prevented the construction of more rental housing for decades. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) has advocated for years about the need to reform taxation on purpose-built rental, and therefor is very…

Low builder confidence improves slightly, but lack of buyers still hurting overall industry sentiment and housing starts

August 9, 2023

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) released the 2023 Q2 Housing Marketing Index (HMI) today, which saw both single- and multi-family indexes remain low but increase slightly once again this quarter, improving from the lows recorded in Q4 2022.

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Housing Economics

Information and Statistics on Housing in Canada, including quarterly Housing Market Index and the economic impacts of residential construction in municipalities.

CHBA National Awards for
Housing Excellence

Recognizing the best in Canadian new homes, renovations, community development, and residential marketing.

Municipal Benchmarking

CHBA's national study on how local development processes, approvals, and charges contribute to housing affordability and supply issues in major housing markets.