Housing benefits

Housing benefits

Information on the GST/HST new housing rebate, buying a home, making homes more energy-efficient and funding for Indigenous housing construction and renovation.

New benefit for renters

The new one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit aims to help low-income renters with their housing costs. You may be eligible to apply if your income and the amount that you pay on rent qualify.

Applications are open until March 31, 2023.

Services and information

One-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit

For eligible low-income renters.

GST/HST new housing rebate

Recover part of GST/HST paid for a new or renovated home that is your primary residence.

Home buyers’ amount

Claim up to $10,000 for first time home buyers and persons with disabilities purchasing a home.

First-time Home Buyer Incentive

Reduce your mortgage payments with a shared-equity mortgage.

Home Buyers' Plan (HBP)

Withdraw funds from your RRSPs to buy or build a qualified home.

Canada Greener Homes Initiative

Financing and grants to create energy-efficient homes, fight climate change.

Funding for Indigenous housing

Funding for Indigenous housing construction or renovation.


Study on housing debt

If you are 45+ and currently have debts on your primary residence, we want to hear from you!

Making housing more affordable

Everyone should have a safe and affordable place to call home. Budget 2022 takes significant steps that will build more homes and make housing more affordable across the country.

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