National Housing Day & Be a Voice Awards

National Housing Day commemorates the 1998 declaration by the Big City Mayor's Caucus that homelessness in Canada has reached crisis proportions.

The Be a Voice contest challenged youth in Niagara to use their creativity to give a voice to the issues of affordable housing and homelessness in Niagara.

Date: Friday, Nov. 27, 2015


  • Refreshments: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Be a Voice awards: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Niagara Regional Headquarters
in the Campbell East Atrium
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold

If you require any accommodations for a disability in order to attend and participate in this event, contact Megan Haan at 905-682-9201 ext. 3956.

Need help with your Electricity Bill?

Beginning on January 1, 2016, The Ontario Electricity Support Program will provide an ongoing monthly rate reduction directly on the bills of eligible low-income electricity ratepayers. Eligible ratepayers may receive a maximum credit of up to $50 per month.

Apply for this program  ·  More information

In the News - NRH Enforcement of Public Housing Mandate

In order to address a waiting list of 4,500 households, Niagara Regional Housing is now enforcing that only tenants who qualify for subsidy live in Public Housing units. Read the facts about NRH's mandate and how it's working to help those most in need: Public Housing Mandate Fact Sheet

Seeking Families for Homes in Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne and Welland

Dreaming of owning your own home? Habitat Niagara is looking for low-income families who would benefit from a $0 down payment and 0% interest mortgage with affordable payments.

Find out if you may qualify

Making a Difference in Affordable Housing Communities

The McLaughlin Street community in Welland has successful community programs provided by Faith Welland Church and funded by Niagara Prosperity Initiatives.

Betty Boyd and Faith Welland have become an important part of this community, as they offer a wide range of activities from the Community House.

Watch the 2015 summer program video »

New Funding for Creating Affordable Housing

RFP-ND-15-01 closed on Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon. Nine submissions were received by the deadline and are currently being reviewed.

A Home For All: Niagara's 10 Year Community Action Plan To Help People Find and Keep Housing

See Housing and Homelessness Action Plan for more on the future of Affordable Housing and Homeless solutions.

Housing Provider Volunteer Board Member Applications Being Accepted

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to serve temporarily on housing provider Board of Directors.

Show Your Support for Affordable Housing

Housing Opens Door is a campaign to help make affordable housing a priority in Ontario, show your support and ring the doorbell.


Niagara Regional Housing is committed to reviewing our practices, processes and built environment for barriers to access for persons with disabilities.

More information is available from Niagara Region Accessibility or from Accessibility Ontario.

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