Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Niagara Region Headquarters (including NRH) is closed to the public until further notice. Please do not come to Niagara Region Headquarters – call, email or mail for service. We will continue to update this website as the situation changes. COVID information is available from the Government of Ontario (available in multiple languages) and Niagara Region Public Health.

Niagara Renovates Program


A program that assists low to moderate income households in Niagara with repairs and/or accessibility modifications to their homes.

Fact sheet

To receive an application, please contact:
Chris Rosettani
905-321-1062 or 905-980-6000 ext. 3954

Completed applications can be emailed to If you do not have access to email, please call Chris at 905-980-6000 ext. 3954 or 905-321-1062.

Multi-Unit Landlord

A program that provides funding to owners of rental properties in Niagara to assist in major repair of units and accessibility modifications.

Fact sheet

To receive an application, please contact:
Shannon Barnes
905-980-6000 ext. 3917

Completed applications can be emailed to

Homeownership Program

The Welcome Home Niagara homeownership program offers 5% down payment assistance, through a forgivable loan, for low to moderate-income residents who rent in the Niagara region and want to buy a home.

Fact Sheet

To receive an application, please contact:
Shannon Barnes
905-980-6000 ext. 3917

Completed applications (with all required documents, including a mortgage pre-approval) can be sent to

March 2019 Federal Government Announcement

The Federal Government has announced the First Time Home Buyer Incentive Program. This program is designed to help eligible Canadians purchase their first home. This fund cannot be combined with Housing Services existing Welcome Home Niagara Homeownership Program. Information on how eligible households can access the Federal program will be available in the fall of 2019.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) directly at

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


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