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 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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