What is the Getting Started Round: Pre-development Processes?
“Getting Started” is the second round of the Housing Supply Challenge. In this round, we are looking for ideas and solutions to improve the pre-development of housing that is affordable in Canada – from idea to shovel, and everything in between! A variety of barriers delay and obstruct the pre-development of housing in Canada. Complex and opaque processes, long approval timelines, negative public perceptions, and antiquated regulations can complicate and the development of much-needed housing supply that is affordable.
We are inviting you to propose and develop locally relevant solutions that remove barriers to the development of housing that is affordable, with a specific focus on the pre-construction phase of projects. As with all rounds of the Housing Supply Challenge, we’re looking for system solutions, not building units. We want to hear your ideas about what needs to change, and how to change it, so we can build housing that is affordable more easily.