Information for Applicants
Niagara Regional Housing is dedicated to assisting low to moderate income households with housing that is affordable and meets their needs.
Eligibility for Affordable Housing
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be prepared to declare all household income
- Not owe rent or other fees to a former affordable housing provider
- Be able to live independently, with or without support services
- Have one member of the household be 16 years of age or older
All members of the household must:
- Be Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or refugee claimants
- Not be convicted of an offence in relation to rent-geared-to-income assistance in the last two years
- Not be under a removal order under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) to leave Canada
Waiting List for Housing
The length of wait for affordable housing in Niagara may vary depending on the type of housing and location within the region.
We are continuing to advocate for more affordable housing so that we can house applicants more quickly.
Applying for Housing
By completing one application form, applicants can apply for several affordable housing options:
- Cooperative Housing Communities
- Non-Profit Housing Communities
- Housing Units owned & operated by Niagara Regional Housing
- Rent Supplement Program (Rental Units within the private sector)
- Housing Allowance Program
- Affordable Housing Contacts (Separate Application Process)
Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed and added to the Centralized Waiting List. You will be contacted when you have reached the top of the waiting list.
Special Provincial Priority Status (victims of violence fleeing abuse), Urgent status or Homeless status may be given higher priority. Supporting documentation is always required.
If there is a change in any of the information that has been provided, applicants are required to notify us within 10 business days of the change occurring.