Percy Hatfield MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh

Government of Ontario

Affordable housing

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.


Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation

945 McDougall Street, Windsor, ON, N9A 1L9

Tel: 519-254-1681 


Windsor Essex CHC provides well-maintained, safe and affordable community housing in a respectful and fair manner.

Housing Information Services

3450 Ypres Avenue, Suite 200, Windsor, ON, N8W 5K9

Tel: 519-254-4824


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, Windsor, ON, N8X 1T2

Phone: 519-254-6994

Fax:  519-254-9166

Email: [email protected]


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, ON, N9A 6L7

Located at: 400 City Hall Square, Windsor, ON, N9A 7K6

Tel: 519-255-5200 extension 6240

Fax: 519-256-7107

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 

3064 Devon Drive, Windsor, Ontario N8X 4L2

Tel: (519) 969-3762

Fax: (519) 969-7832

Web Site:

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

No fees

Language(s): English


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.