Housing Catalyst Fund

Housing Catalyst Fund

The Housing Catalyst Fund is a partnership between the Community Housing Transformation Centre (the Centre) and the City of St. John’s. The Housing Catalyst Fund supports practical and collaborative projects which lead to transformative change in the sector. The role of this fund is to work with community groups and other stakeholders (housing providers, service providers, non-profit organizations, builders/developers) to facilitate and plan housing solutions that will enhance the quality for life for individuals and families and build a healthier community.

To be considered, projects must be solution focused and action oriented and fill a clearly identified need in the housing sector. Catalyst projects are intended to be concluded in 1 year or less. Emphasis will be placed on projects that are led by or include a community agency. Applicants must provide an incorporation number.

Applicants can apply for up to a $30,000* grant per project.  
The application deadline is Friday April 15, 2022.

The Housing Catalyst Fund can help launch a wide array of projects aimed at strengthening the affordable housing market for all people in our community. Here are just some examples of past projects funded by this grant:

  • Stella’s Circle – Portfolio planning and asset analysis to build housing capacity.
  • NL Gray Gays – A formal assessment identifying the housing and long-term care needs of the Avalon LGBT elder community.
  • Universal Design Network NL – Universal Design educational materials for government, municipalities, and home builders.
  • Yorabode – Development of an Affordable Housing Toolkit

*Please see the Application Package which outlines the funding restrictions. Projects that align with the City’s priorities but do not align with the Centre’s priorities are only eligible for up to a $10,000 grant.