Social Housing

Chatham-Kent Housing Services administers programs that provide Chatham-Kent's residents with a variety of affordable housing options.

Our vision is to ensure every person in Chatham-Kent has an affordable, suitable and adequate home that provides the foundation needed to secure employment, raise a family and build a strong community. We've partnered with 13 private non-profit social housing providers and various community agencies to provide supportive services that enable all residents to live independently.

What is Social Housing?

Social housing is government-assisted housing that provides lower-cost rental units to households with low-to-moderate incomes and can include:

  • public housing (owned directly or indirectly by service managers)
  • not-for-profit and cooperative housing
  • rent supplement programs (often in the private market)
  • rural and indigenous housing (owned by Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services)
Rental Options


Housing Services is responsible for the program administration of the following non-profit and cooperative social housing providers in Chatham-Kent. Each social housing provider has its own internal policies that explain the rules and guidelines for their rental properties. Contact Housing Services at 519-351-1228 for copies of any policies associated with:

  • Chatham Hope Non-Profit Housing Corporation
  • Chatham-Kent Housing Services (Public Housing)
  • Christian Senior Citizens Home Association 
  • Clairvue Housing Co-operative Incorporated
  • Columbus Estates of Chatham Incorporated
  • Legion Villa (Corporal Harry Miner)
  • Labourview Co-operative Homes Incorporated
  • New Beginnings Housing Project of Chatham 
  • Park Street United Church Non-Profit Housing Corporation (Wedgewood)
  • Ridge Marsh Manor Incorporated
  • Ridgetown Community Estates Incorporated
  • Riverway Court Non-Profit Housing Corporation
  • Kinsmen Court Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Applications, Forms, Policies & Procedures

Download and submit your signed, dated and completed applications and forms to

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