Community Housing

A socially responsible investor

Out of solidarity for and with a view to fostering social diversity and cohesion, the Fonds immobilier invests in social, community and affordable housing projects. In the process, it contributes to the well-being of low- and modest-income households.

To date, the Fonds immobilier has invested $115 million in specialized funds managed by social economy enterprises, which use the funds to purchase land or property for projects awaiting funding. As a result of these investments, 5,347 quality dwellings have been built or renovated, providing a diverse clientele that includes persons with reduced mobility, homeless youth reintegrating into the job market and young single mothers with quality, affordable housing in safe neighbourhoods.


A 30-unit residential building for individuals with mental health issues. The ground floor has a day centre and houses the offices of the NPO Entraide Saint-Michel.
Fonds d'acquisition québécois
Partner: Association des groupes de ressources techniques du Québec

Logements communautaires

Acquisition of a complex in Pointe-aux-Trembles consisting of 6 buildings housing 114 apartments by Corporation Mainbourg Habitation, which proceeded to make major renovations to the property.
Fonds d’investissement de Montréal (FIM)
Partners : Corporation Mainbourg habitation, Bâtir son quartier

Social, community and affordable housing funds

Fonds d’investissement de Montréal (FIM)
Created by Phyllis Lambert, the FIM is a financial tool that enables non-profit organizations (NPOs) and housing co-ops to purchase properties for conversion into quality community housing. 

Fonds d’acquisition de Montréal (FAM)
An investment fund that provides loans to purchase land or buildings for community housing while awaiting funding from the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ) under the Accès Logis Québec program. Projects are overseen by the Groupe de ressources techniques (GRT) Bâtir son quartier.

Fonds d’acquisition québécois (FAQ)
The success of the FAM prompted other areas of Quebec to adopt the model to assist other member groups of the Association des groupes de ressources techniques du Québec.

Fonds d’aide à la rénovation de l’habitation communautaire
Created in partnership with the Fiducie du Chantier de l’économie sociale, this fund provides funding to renovate community housing built in the 1980s with financing from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).   
Les Habitations le Domaine
A project of NPO Gérer son quartier involving the acquisition of 726 units spread over 111 buildings in Montréal that will be renovated and converted into affordable housing.
An investment fund currently financing the construction of 100 affordable, adapted units for individuals with a physical or intellectual disability.
Fonds d’investissement pour le logement étudiant (FILE) 
An investment fund whose goal is to finance the construction of affordably-priced student housing (300 apartments and 500 rooms). Construction is overseen by the not-for-profit Unité de travail pour l’implantation de logement étudiant (UTILE). 

Institut Pacifique 
Bridge funding to renovate and expand the facilities of the NPO Institut Pacifique, which provides services to school communities and youth to prevent violence and psychosocial issues.

CPE Griffintown
Bridge funding for the acquisition of commercial space to house two daycare centres in Montréal’s Griffintown neighbourhood.

Société immobilière locative à prix accessible (S.I.L.A.)
Temporary financing for NPO S.I.L.A. related to TRG Nouvel Habitat in Lévisto renovate a housing complex of 84 affordable housing units.

Centre d’intégration scolaire
Acquisition and redevelopment of a building in Montréal to relocate the Centre d’intégration scolaire, a French-language school specializing in the social, affective and academic re-education of students in crisis.

Investments in social, community and affordable housing projects

As at May 31, 2020

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