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 strong communities. To assist with our vision, we've partnered with 13 private non-profit social housing providers and various community agencies to provide supportive services that enable all of our residents to live independently. Together, we continue to create positive living experiences throughout Chatham- Kent - making it a place everyone can call "home".
If you have any questions, please visit our Q&A area or call us at 519-351-1228 (press 3), Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
For more information visit https://www.chatham-kent.ca/health-social-services/housing-services.
CK Temporary Shelter
Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Employment and Social Services (CKESS) department opened the doors to a Temporary Shelter at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre, 565 Richmond Street in Chatham for community members who are experiencing homelessness.
The need for the shelter increased over the last month when individuals who were previously "couch-surfing" were forced into absolute homelessness due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The shelter has 55 beds available for any person in need who is able to manage safely in a congregate environment. Any person unable to stay, regardless of the reason, will be assisted with alternative options and support.
The shelter is being operated by municipal staff. Residents of the centre will be assisted with additional services, including securing housing, employment, healthcare and mental health and addictions support thanks in a large part to community partners.
Intake of new residents will be available 7 days a week, 8 am to 10 pm, where individuals will be screened for COVID-19 and suitability for the shelter. After-hours support will continue to be offered by the Homeless Response Line. Individuals can reach the line by calling 519-354-6628.
Chatham-Kent Employment and Social Services offers income, employment and homelessness prevention supports and resources to the people of Chatham-Kent. For more information on the department's full range of services, visit www.chatham-kent.ca/ess.