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 more than 3,000* 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 210 548 165 45 968

Single Detached Homes = 134
Semi Detached Family Homes = 193
Row/Town Family Homes= 641

Adult Units in Niagara (for persons 16 and over)

Bedrooms in unit Bachelor 1 2 3 Total Adult Units
Units of this size 66 203 31 4 304

1 High Rise Apartment Building = 85 Adult Units
11 Low Rise Apartment Buildings = 219 Adult Units

Senior Units in Niagara

Bedrooms in unit Bachelor 1 2 Total Senior Units
Units of this size 12 1,673 24 1,709

8 High Rise Apartment Buildings = 943 Senior Units
20 Low Rise Apartment Buildings = 766 Senior Unitss

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

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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