National Housing Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-11)

Act current to 2016-05-12 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

National Housing Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. N-11

An Act to promote the construction of new houses, the repair and modernization of existing houses, and the improvement of housing and living conditions

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the National Housing Act.

  • R.S., c. N-10, s. 1.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

approved instalment credit agency

approved instalment credit agency[Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 25 (4th Supp.), s. 1]

approved lender

prêteur agréé

approved lender means a person designated as an approved lender by the Corporation under section 5; (prêteur agréé)

approved loan

approved loan[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

bank

bank[Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 25 (4th Supp.), s. 1]

borrowers' charges

borrowers' charges[Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 25 (4th Supp.), s. 1]

builder

constructeur

builder means a person who builds houses for sale or for rent; (constructeur)

condominium unit

condominium unit[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

cooperative housing project

cooperative housing project[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

Corporation

Société

Corporation means the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation established by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act; (Société)

cost of construction

coût de construction

cost of construction means the aggregate of

  • (a) the cost or appraised value of the land, whichever is the lesser, or, in the case of land acquired by gift or devise, the appraised value of the land,

  • (b) actual expenditure for building,

  • (c) the architectural, legal and other expenses and carrying charges necessary to complete the house or housing project,

  • (d) where work is done by the owner, such amount as the Corporation may fix as the value of the work, and

  • (e) land development costs and carrying charges; (coût de construction)

cost of construction of a family housing unit

cost of construction of a family housing unit[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

cost of conversion

cost of conversion[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

designated area

designated area[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

family housing unit

logement familial

family housing unit means a unit providing therein living, sleeping, eating, food preparation and sanitary facilities for one family, with or without other essential facilities shared with other family housing units; (logement familial)

family of low income

famille à faible revenu

family of low income means a family that receives a total family income that, in the opinion of the Corporation, is insufficient to permit it to rent housing accommodation adequate for its needs at the current rental market in the area in which the family lives; (famille à faible revenu)

farm

farm[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

guaranteed home improvement loan

guaranteed home improvement loan[Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 25 (4th Supp.), s. 1]

home improvement loan

home improvement loan[Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 25 (4th Supp.), s. 1]

house

maison

house means a building or movable structure, or any part thereof, that is intended for human habitation and contains not more than two family housing units, together with any interest in land appurtenant to the building, movable structure or part thereof; (maison)

housing project

ensemble d’habitation

housing project means

  • (a) any building or movable structure, or any part thereof, that is intended for human habitation,

  • (b) any property that is intended to be improved, converted or developed to provide housing accommodation or services in support of housing accommodation, or

  • (c) any property that is associated with housing accommodation, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, land, buildings and movable structures, and public, recreational, commercial, institutional and parking facilities; (ensemble d’habitation)

Indian

Indian[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

Indian band

Indian band[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

insured loan

prêt assuré

insured loan means a loan that is insured by the Corporation under Part I; (prêt assuré)

lender

lender[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

lending value

lending value[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

limited-dividend housing company

société immobilière à dividendes limités

limited-dividend housing company means a company incorporated to construct, hold and manage a low-rental housing project, the dividends payable by which are limited by the terms of its charter or instrument of incorporation to five per cent per annum or less; (société immobilière à dividendes limités)

low-rental housing project

ensemble d’habitation HLM ou HLM

low-rental housing project means a housing project undertaken to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing accommodation, complying with standards approved by the Corporation, to be leased to families of low income or to such other persons as the Corporation,

  • (a) in its discretion, in the case of a housing project owned by it, or

  • (b) under agreement with the owner, in the case of a housing project not owned by it,

designates, having regard to the existence of a condition of shortage, overcrowding or congestion of housing; (ensemble d’habitation HLM ou HLM)

metropolitan area

communauté urbaine

metropolitan area means a city together with one or more adjacent municipalities in close economic relationship with the city; (communauté urbaine)

Minister

ministre

Minister means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act; (ministre)

mortgage

mortgage[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

multiple-family dwelling

multiple-family dwelling[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

municipality

municipalité

municipality means an incorporated city, metropolitan area, town, village, county, township, district, rural municipality or other municipality; (municipalité)

non-profit corporation

association personnalisée

non-profit corporation means a corporation, no part of the income of which is payable to or is otherwise available for the personal benefit of any proprietor, member or shareholder thereof; (association personnalisée)

official community plan

plan d’urbanisme

official community plan means a master plan of community development and land utilization prepared by a local planning authority and legally adopted by or on behalf of a municipality; (plan d’urbanisme)

one-family dwelling

one-family dwelling[Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 25 (4th Supp.), s. 1]

owner

owner[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

person

personne

person includes a group of persons, an organization, a municipality or a department or agency of the government of Canada or of a province; (personne)

regulation

regulation[Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 350]

rent reduction fund

rent reduction fund[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

rental housing project

ensemble d’habitation locatif

rental housing project means a housing project occupied or intended to be occupied primarily by a person other than the owner. (ensemble d’habitation locatif)

reserve

reserve[Repealed, 1999, c. 27, s. 1]

semi-detached dwelling

semi-detached dwelling[Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 25 (4th Supp.), s. 1]

title

title[Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 25 (4th Supp.), s. 1]

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-11, s. 2;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 20 (2nd Supp.), s. 7, c. 25 (4th Supp.), s. 1;
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 142, c. 32, s. 5;
  • 1994, c. 35, s. 38;
  • 1999, c. 27, s. 1;
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 350.
 
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