Information for Applicants

The Housing Department is dedicated to offering safe, affordable housing to low-to-moderate income households.

Eligibility for Rent-Geared-to-Income Housing

  • You  must be a Canadian citizen, or have made an application for permanent residency or made a claim for refugee protection
  • At least one member of your household must be 16 years of age or older, and be able to live independently
  • You must not owe rent, housing charge arrears or damages to another housing provider.  If you owe arrears or damages, you must have a repayment schedule in place that is active and current
  • No member of your household has been convicted of misrepresentation of income for the purposes of receiving rent-geared-to-income housing
  • If you own a home, you must agree to sell it
  • If you required support services you may be eligible for a modified unit.  You will need to pursue the support services you require to live independently.

Currently there is a waiting list for affordable housing in Brantford/Brant County. The length of wait for affordable housing may vary depending on the type of housing and location within the region.

You will be placed on this waiting list once you have submitted a complete application and have been determined eligible for social housing. Because of the high demand for subsidized housing the wait may take many years.


We are continuing to advocate for more affordable housing so that we can house applicants more quickly. 


Emergency Shelters


If you are in need of emergency shelter, please click here for a complete list of Emergency Shelters in Brantford.