The financial support we give to a First Nation. The grant is used to cover the operating costs of a residential project and to reduce the contribution of First Nation revenues. The surplus accumulated after all costs and expenses, which is held in a separate bank account, is paid. These funds are withdrawn to cover future operating deficits. An estimate of the project`s operating costs, including an allocation for the replacement reserve fund. We use this repository to calculate the maximum grant for a project. It is founded by the First Nation if we are involved in the project. It remains largely unchanged for the duration of the operating contract. However, it may result in capital and interest adjustments due to changes in credit interest rates. Almost all housing co-ops that have received assistance through federal programs in Canada have entered into or have had an enterprise agreement with the CMHC.

The CMHC conventions specify what each party should do over a period of 30 to 50 years. The imminent end of enterprise agreements, with potentially disastrous results, is an opportunity to bring the issue of affordable housing into the public debate and on the agenda of policy makers. With a few exceptions, enterprise agreements with CMHC are grouped into four groups, according to the housing program, which supported the development of the co-op. The Agency will provide you with information on the rules governing these programs. You will also find detailed information on the main features of each program. In the partnership between the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC and Vancity, we are working together to refinance, clean up and renew residential co-operatives in the face of the expiry of federal operating agreements. As buildings age and federal agreements end, many koops have to find other sources of funding. One of the largest and oldest co-ops on Vancouver Island is Marigold Co-op, which offers 86 townhouse units for its members.

Even before the end of the enterprise agreement with CMHC and its links with the government, the cooperative had to carry out a major roofing project. Marigold Co-op, armed with an asset management plan from CHF BC and the approval of CMHC, received financing – a second mortgage – from Vancity. The roofing project was completed in 2015. In order to continue the federal assistance that allowed housing co-ops to charge its low-income members less than the co-op`s costs, CMHC proposed to extend expired enterprise agreements.