Public Housing Fact Sheet


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).


There are 2,850 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 186 484 165 46 891

Single Detached Homes = 109
Semi Detached Family Homes = 234
Row/Town Family Homes= 548

Adult Units in Niagara

Bedrooms in unit Bachelor 1 2 Total Adult Units
Units of this size 58 151 22 231

1 Mid Rise Apartment Building = 85 Adult Units
6 Low Rise Apartment Buildings = 146 Adult Units

Senior Units in Niagara

Bedrooms in unit Bachelor 1 2 Total Senior Units
Units of this size 12 1,704 12 1,728

8 High Rise Apartment Buildings = 943 Senior Units
19 Low Rise Apartment Buildings = 785 Senior Units

* This includes approximately 200 units with affordable (80% market) and market rents in Niagara Falls (Jubilee Drive), St. Catharines (Carlton Street), Thorold (St. David’s Road) and Welland (Fitch Street).

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 Committee (TAC) meetings to ensure productive communication between tenants and NRH
  • Collaborate with partners to provide services, programs and activities where appropriate


For more information, contact Niagara Regional Housing (NRH), Manager of Housing Operations, 905-682-9201 ext. 3906 or visit our website at

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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