The Region of Waterloo offers affordable housing options to individuals and families who have low to moderate household income.

In Waterloo Region, over 10,500 Community Housing units are either owned or overseen by the Region of Waterloo.

Types of affordable housing

We offer two main types of affordable housing:

Affordable Community Housing

  • This program gives eligible individuals and families the opportunity to rent affordable rental units in the Region of Waterloo.

Affordable Home Ownership

  • This program gives eligible individuals and families some money towards the purchase of a home in the Region of Waterloo.

Who can apply for affordable community housing or home ownership?

To be eligible to apply for Community Housing, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, a Permanent Resident, a Permanent Resident applicant, a Refugee or a Refugee Claimant
  • Have identification
  • Have proof of your income

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Please note: Community Housing is not emergency housing. For information about emergency shelter, please visit Emergency Shelters.