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CMHC Housing Research Grants Announced

OTTAWA, Ontario, April 21, 2004 — Nineteen Canadian researchers will be awarded up to $25,000 each under Canada Mortgage and Housing's (CMHC's) External Research Program (ERP), Andy Scott, Minister of State (Infrastructure) and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced today.

"The number of applications received for the ERP was the highest in a decade," said Minister Scott. "Canadian researchers continue to put forward and carry out relevant, high quality housing research projects which contribute to solving important problems and issues affecting Canadian housing."

The grants, which this year total $470,000, encourage researchers working in universities, private consulting firms, the housing professions and the housing industry to conduct research on housing issues. CMHC publishes the results when the studies are completed.

ERP grant recipients were selected by an external national committee of housing experts on the basis of merit and the quality of their proposals. The committee included experienced researchers and practitioners in academic institutions, housing related professions, and business.

Results of a wide range of housing research sponsored by CMHC may be obtained by calling 1-800-668-2642.

For more information:

Gloria Neufeld Redekop
(613) 748-2572
Fax: (613) 748-2402

Mary Johnson
Office of Andy Scott
Minister of State (Infrastructure)
(613) 952-1684

A list of successful applicants and their proposals is attached

Selected Research Proposals
Propositions De Recherche Choisies

Nom / Name Titre de la recherche / Title of research
Uzo Anucha
Windsor ON
An Exploratory Longitudinal Study on Exits and Returns to
Homelessness in Windsor & Toronto
Michèle Charpentier
Montréal QC
Le droit et la liberté de choisir son milieu de vie au grand âge
Glenn Drover
Ottawa ON
Seniors' Housing for Seniors - A Feasibility Study
Alan S. Fung
Halifax NS
Analysis of Renewable Energy Potentials in the Residential Sector
Through High Resolution Building Energy Simulation
Daniel Gill
Montréal QC
Individualisation des comportements et modes d'habiter
Paulette Guitard
Ottawa ON
How Effective are Bath Grab Bars When You Lose Your Balance?
Shari Imada
Calgary AB
Feasibility of Solar Water Heating Systems for Combined Domestic Water and Space Heating
Lisa King
Downsview ON
Market Transformation of Green Community Design and Residential Housing in the City of Vaughan
Kevin Lebeau
Montréal QC
Stratégie d'évaluation d'un fonds de prévoyance d'une copropriété divise
Nancy Mackin
North Vancouver BC
Sustainable Elder Care in Remote British Columbia: A Community- Led Architectural Needs Study
Jerry Makohon
Saskatoon SK
Environmental Chamber Testing of Emissions From Non-CCA Treated Wood
François Robichaud
Ste-Foy QC
Les chaînes cognitives et le rôle crucial des valeurs dans le
marketing des produits d'habitation
Mark Roseland
Burnaby BC
Site Control for Sustainable Community Development

Luba Serge
Montréal QC

The Transferability of the Safe in the City Approach to Youth Homelessness Prevention in Canada
Derek Smith
Prince George BC
Evaluation of Experimental Onsite Wastewater System in Heavy Clay Soils and Cold Climate

Donna Eileen Stewart
Toronto ON

Housing Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic Violence
Jane Thompson
Ottawa ON
The Household Environmental Monitoring Project
George Torok
Newmarket ON

Accelerated Testing to Confirm a Method to Predict Time to Failure of Insulating Glass Units

Eric Tremblay
Québec QC

Fin des accords d'exploitation : défis et opportunités pour les coopératives d'habitation