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Affordable Housing Grant Program

Affordable Housing Grant Program

The City of Saint John Affordable Housing Grant Program will help increase the number of affordable units in the community by incentivizing non-profit and private sector housing developers. As part of the City’s Affordable Housing Action Plan, the program has been designed to make use of a one-time $800,000 funding allocation to the municipality.

Grant Amount

Non-profit housing organizations can receive $10,000 per affordable unit up to a maximum of $200,000. Private developers can receive $8,000 per affordable unit up to a maximum of $160,000. In addition, each project can receive up to an additional $50,000 in bonus funds for projects that are innovative or address a market gap. Funding will be committed through grant cycles until all budget is expended.    

Program Eligibility

The Program is intended as a top up for projects eligible for existing Provincial/Federal government funding programs for affordable housing. More information on program eligibility and scoring can be found in the “Frequently Asked Questions” or “Affordable Housing Grant Program Policy” documents.

Applying for a Grant

Application forms can be obtained on the city website, or by request by emailing for more information. The first grant cycle will open on January 10, 2023 and end on February 8th, 2023. After all applications are evaluated, a second grant cycle may open, subject to available funding.