Housing Services 

Mission Statement:

Dedicated to providing a range of housing needs and supports with a focus on dignity, pride in community and self-sufficiency.

About Us:

Welcome to the City of Brantford’s Housing Department.

We are dedicated to working hard every day to put together some of the most effective housing programs, aimed at getting our clients into the housing that they need.

Ourr B-Home Program (Brantford Home Ownership Made Easier) is designed to get renters into their first home. With the help of funding from senior levels of government, we issue down-payment assistance to families who otherwise would not have been able to purchase a home. Click here for more information on the B-Home program. 

On the development side, we are focused on producing new innovative projects with affordable rents. This is a priority and is made available through funding partnerships with the provincial government and CMHC. These developments are often a real catalyst for change in neighbourhoods simply because of their ability to transform older buildings that have been under utilized, into vibrant new residential complexes.  Click here to view the current affordable housing projects in the City of Brantford and Brant County. 

The Ontario Renovates program is made possible through the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) program, which is funded by the federal and provincial governments.

The Ontario Renovates Program offers financial assistance to low to moderate income families to:

  • Repair their home to bring to acceptable standards while improving the energy-efficiency of the unit
  • Increase accessibility of their unit through modifications and adaptation
  • Create a new affordable rental unit in an existing single family home

Click here for more information on the Ontario Renovates Program. 

For tenants in Social Housing we continue to upgrade our buildings with additional capital funding provided by the federal and provincial governments. The focus of these projects is on structural issues as well as energy efficient upgrades to our building systems. These programs work to restore confidence in the economy by creating employment opportunities for our citizens.

Finally, we are responsible for the administration of approximately 2100 housing units in Brantford and Brant County. The department directly manages approximately 1200 of these units and administers an additional 842 units. The department provides rent supplements to approximately 300 other households within the City of Brantford and County of Brant.

Click here for information on all units available for rent through our Housing Services Department as well as through our Affordable Housing partners

Asbestos Management Program

The City of Brantford is continuing to develop its Asbestos Management Program which encompasses the inspection/re-inspection of all City owned or operated facilities. Click to find out more about this ongoing program.

 

How Can We Help You?

Submit a service or information request online.