Investments in Affordable Housing

The County of Wellington is committed to working with non for profits, developers, builders, landlords and homeowners to develop and maintain affordable housing in our area.  As Service Manager for Guelph-Wellington, the County has leveraged funding to support the construction of over 300 units of affordable housing in Guelph-Wellington since 2005. 

What is 'affordable' rental?

In general affordable rental units are units for which the rent is at or below the average market rent of a unit in the regional market area. Average Market Rents (AMRs) are updated annually by the province.

Depending on funding streams, 'affordability' thresholds may vary. 

Funding Opportunities

The County of Wellington delivers educational sessions to assist organizations to prepare for future affordable housing funding opportunities and offers grants to help offset the capital cost of building new affordable housing, as funding is available.  Please refer to the links below to review current funding options.

 Affordable Housing Options in Guelph-Wellington

Affordable Housing rents are set at less than or equal to the most recently released Average Market Rent (AMR) levels published by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).  Yearly household income must fall below the maximum monthly household limit.

Affordable housing is not accessed through the CWL, all prospective households must apply to the provider directly and meet eligible criteria. 

More detailed information on affordable housing projects can be found below:

Address Location Provider Contact
747 Paisley Rd. Guelph GNPHC

Guelph Non-Profit Housing Corporation

138 Wyndham St. N

Guelph ON N1H 4E8

T 519.766.1022

F 519.837.6349

 

371 Waterloo Ave. Guelph Tom Lammer

Tom Lammer

T 519.763.6359

32 Gordon St. Guelph Army Navy

ANAF

T 519.766.4020

401 Edinburgh Rd. N Guelph St. Joseph's St. Joseph’s Housing Corporation Inc.

401 Edinburgh Road
Guelph  ON N1H 0A5

T 519.822.9284

City View Village Guelph Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph

Suite 100B – 104 Dawson Rd.
Guelph ON N1H 1A6

T 519.767.9752

182 George St. Arthur CWHS County of Wellington

138 Wyndham Street N.

Guelph ON N1H 4E8

T 519.824.7822

165 Gordon St. Fergus CWHS County of Wellington

138 Wyndham Street N.

Guelph ON N1H 4E8

T 519.824.7822

169 Gordon St. Fergus CWHS County of Wellington

138 Wyndham Street N.

Guelph ON N1H 4E8

T 519.824.7822

250 Daly St. Palmerston CWHS County of Wellington

138 Wyndham Street N.

Guelph ON N1H 4E8

T 519.824.7822

440 King St. Mount Forest Wellington Housing Corporation

Wellington Housing Corporation

Unit B9-440 King Street E.,
Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L2
T 519.323.4178
F 519.323.3262

 

 Affordable Housing Development Resources

Affordable Rental Housing Development Resource Guide


Sample Affordable Housing Development Expression of Interest


Affordable Housing Information Session (2018)


Affordable Housing Workshop Series

The series of six workshops focused on a detailed approach to key topics in development of new affordable housing. 


Ontario Affordable Housing Calculator

 Affordable Housing in the News

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