Find Affordable Housing

There are many affordable housing units in Brantford and Brant County, but as in many communities, demand is high. Applicants are placed on a wait list.

Please note that affordable housing is not an emergency shelter. Visit Emergency Shelters for more information about temporary stays.

How to apply

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Complete the application online.
  2. An application can be mailed to you. Call 519-759-4150 and ask for the Housing Application to be mailed to you.
  3. Pick up a rent-geared-to-income application or market rent application at 220 Colborne Street, Brantford between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Who is eligible

To qualify for affordable housing, you must be a Canadian citizen, or have made an application for permanent residency or made a claim for refugee protection, and:

  • At least one household member is 16 years of age or older, and 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 an offence related to housing assistance
  • If you own a home, you must agree to sell it
  • If you require support services, you may be eligible for a modified unit. You will need to pursue the support services you require to live independently
  • Your household income must be below a limit that shows your household could afford paying market rent
  • Review the Brant Access to Housing applicant information guide for more information
  • Review the current wait list information