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The Black Planning Project is a project collaborator in the “Buying While Black” research project.

The Buying While Black research project will analyze challenges that make homeownership inaccessible for Black Canadians.

Before 2020, there has been little or no discussion among policy-makers about homeownership for Black Canadians. Investigating the core causes of homeownership barriers that exist for Black Canadians, however, will produce new information, including:

  • what unique barriers exist

  • why they exist

  • how they can be addressed through policy

This project is funded by the National Housing Strategy’s 2021 Research and Planning Fund. 

Project objectives

This project aims to:

  • Provide information to allow policies and programs that support home-ownership within the Black community.

  • Educate the public on the unique challenges of Black households pursuing homeownership.

  • Support housing activists and community-based organizations work to address the barriers Black households face.

  • Raise awareness about the challenges that Black households face when pursuing homeownership.

About National Housing Strategy’s 2021 Research and Planning Fund

​The Government of Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced more than $844,000 to fund seven submissions led by not-for-profit organizations, registered charities, Indigenous organizations and Indigenous governments for housing-related research.  The Research and Planning Fund supports the work of subject matter experts within the affordable housing sector to understand and overcome housing challenges - particularly for marginalized communities. 

More information

If you have any questions about the research project, please fill out a contact us form.

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