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Emergency Contingency Fund (ECF)


Housing emergencies may arise due to an influx of demand (severe weather requiring additional people to be housed, sudden evictions) or a sudden loss of supply (loss of housing due to fire, floods, etc.). While emergency funding is available at the provincial level and through the Red Cross, these funds are often not as readily available or sufficient to meet the need.


The ECF is intended to bridge the funding gap between federal, provincial, and local housing emergency programming. 

CHA works with local government to determine when and where funds are distributed. These funds are available until they have been exhausted.

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