Public Housing Fact Sheet

Purpose

Niagara Regional Housing (NRH) owns, operates and manages Public Housing units that provide quality affordable housing on a rent-geared-to-income (RGI) basis (30% of household income).

Description

There are 2,660 units of Public Housing stock in 9 of the 12 Niagara municipalities.

Approximately 5,000 tenants reside in these units, which are separated into family/individual, adult and seniors communities:

Family Units in Niagara

Bedrooms in unit 2 3 4 5 Total Family Units
Units of this size 188 460 165 46 859

Single Detached Homes = 109
Semi Detached Family Homes = 234
Row/Town Family Homes= 516

Adult Units in Niagara

Bedrooms in unit Bachelor 1 2 Total Adult Units
Units of this size 58 76 6 140

5 Low Rise Apartment Buildings = 140 Units for persons 16 and over

Senior Units in Niagara

Bedrooms in unit Bachelor 1 2 Total Senior Units
Units of this size 12 1649 0 1661

8 High Rise Apartment Buildings = 943 Senior Units ∙ 18 Low Rise Apartment Buildings = 718 Senior Units

Note: NRH owns an additional 91 units that have affordable (80% market) and market rents in Fitch Seniors building in Welland and Broadoak Family community in Niagara Falls.

Role of Tenants

  • Pay rent
  • Maintain the unit, according to terms and conditions of the lease
  • Provide NRH with income verification on an annual basis and whenever their household income changes
  • Comply with applicable legislation (i.e., Housing Services Act 2011, Residential Tenancies Act 2006)

Role of NRH

  • Manage owned properties through day-to-day maintenance and preventative maintenance (plumbing, electrical, grounds work, waste removal, janitorial, etc.)
  • Undertake capital works projects (balcony reconstruction, internal road work, roof replacement, etc.)
  • Raise awareness, investigate and implement energy conservation measures that set an example of environmental stewardship within our communities
  • Collect rent
  • Co-ordinate regular Tenant Advisory Group (TAG) meetings to ensure productive communication between tenants and NRH
  • Collaborate with partners to provide services, programs and activities where appropriate

Contact

For more information, contact Niagara Regional Housing (NRH), Manager of Housing Operations, 905-682-9201 ext. 3938 or visit our website at www.nrh.ca.

905-682-9201 or 1-800-232-3292
Fax: 905-687-4844
Campbell East
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, ON

Mail to: P.O. Box 344, Thorold, ON L2V 3Z3


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