Who can apply for subsidized housing? (click the orange arrow)
The following applies for each member of the household:
Each member must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant (permanent resident), or refugee;
At least one person in your household must be 16 years of age or older and be able to live independently;
If you or any member of the household has arrears owing to any social housing provider in Ontario, Access to Housing will require confirmation that the member has entered into an agreement with the housing provider for repayment of the arrears before your application is processed;
Your application will be rejected if any member of the household has been convicted in court or at the Ontario Rental Tribunal within the last two (2) years of an offence related to rent-geared-to-income housing under section 85 of the SHRA or a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada in relation to rent-geared-to-income assistance.
If anyone in your household has a financial interest in another home anywhere in the world, you must agree, in writing, to divest yourself of the property within one (1) year of getting housed. You do not have to make this decision before you apply but you will have to make it before you get housed.
LOCAL HOUSING HELP:
Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation
519-254-1681 945 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Windsor Essex CHC provides well-maintained, safe and affordable community housing in a respectful and fair manner.
Housing Information Services
519-254-4824 3450 Ypres Avenue, Suite 200
Windsor, Ontario, N8W 5K9
Housing Information Services of Windsor & Essex County Inc. (HIS) is a dynamic service consisting of extensive one-on-one client assistance in Homelessness Prevention, Housing Retention, Energy Assistance, Rent Subsidy Assistance, Transitional Housing, Networking, Referrals, Education, Advocacy and Landlord Support Services.
Central Housing Registry - Windsor
2470 Dougall Avenue, Unit 6
Central Housing Registry — Windsor Essex County (CHR-WEC) assists applicants in Windsor and Essex County seeking accommodation in social housing through the use of a coordinated access system. Low income families, individuals and seniors may apply. This is a free service for applicants.
The coordinated access system allows households who want to apply for social housing in
Windsor and Essex County, one location to go to and apply for all social housing providers listed with the CHR-WEC. There are 39 Housing Providers using the CHR-WEC lists.
CITY OF WINDSOR – Housing and Children’s Services
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 428, Station A Windsor, Ontario N9A 6L7
Located at: 400 City Hall Square, Windsor, Ontario N9A 7K6
Tel: 519-255-5200 extension 6240
For general information please call 311.
Social Housing provides direction and support to 39 Social Housing Providers, to ensure
program and legislative compliance, as prescribed by provincial rules and the Social Housing
Reform Act, 2000 and Regulations.
CAN-AM URBAN NATIVE HOMES (WINDSOR) INCORPORATED
180 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, Ontario N8X 2P8
Tel: (519) 977-7782
Fax: (519) 977-1820
Area Served: Windsor
Target Group: Native ancestry, Status, Non-status, Métis and Inuit
Application: Application process required
Services: Tenant liaison serving tenants and applicants
Program: Private Non-Profit – 84 single family income geared homes – scattered
throughout the city of Windsor – 1 accessible unit.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, WINDSOR ESSEX COUNTY
3064 Devon Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8X 4L2
Tel: (519) 969-3762
Fax: (519) 969-7832
Web Site: www.habitatwindsor.org
Area Served: Windsor and Essex County
Target Group: Families on fixed or low incomes are eligible
Applications: Application process required
Services: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Program: The organization builds and renovates homes for needy families under the Habitat for
Humanity program. The families chosen must invest “sweat equity” during the construction of
the home and then pay off an interest-free mortgage to help fund future projects.