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.

Social Housing Provider Program

Housing Services is committed to diverse and creative affordable housing solutions. As such, we provide support and legislative direction to Social Housing Providers (non-profit and co-operative) across Niagara.

Generally, 25% of these units are designated as market rent units. The remaining 75% of units are offered to households that pay a rent geared to their income.

New Pilot Community Programs Coordinator (CPC) in non-profit and co-operative communities

CPCs work to keep tenants housed and communities healthy by:

  • assisting tenants in enhancing life skills
  • mediating tenant concerns
  • performing crisis management
  • making referrals to appropriate support agencies

Pilot Community Programs Coordinator Information Sheet

Housing Providers can refer a tenant/member to a CPC by filling out the Housing Provider Request for Community Programs Coordinator

Board Member Applications Being Accepted

Housing Services is looking for volunteers who are willing to serve temporarily on the Board of Directors for Social Housing Providers.

Non-profit Housing Corporations

Non-profit corporations are privately owned and operated by an elected Board of Directors from the community at large. The corporations' actions are governed by non-profit by-laws and legislation, including the Residential Tenancies Act.

Co-operative Housing Corporations

Co-operative corporations are owned and managed by the members who live in the units. The Board of Directors is elected from the membership and governs in accordance with applicable legislation, their own by-laws and the Co-operatives Corporations Act.

Co-operatives have their own by-laws and restrictions regarding pets, and the rules will vary among individual co-operatives. The key difference between a co-operative and other non-profit housing is that members are required to volunteer their time to help with the running of their co-operative.

Federal co-operatives’ administration and funding remain with the federal government through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.


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