Guelph Non-Profit Housing Corporation

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, County of Wellington Social Services offices are closed to the public until further notice. Social Services continues to provide service over the phone, by mail and through electronic communication. Please see below for service options.

Dropping off documents?
Please use the drop boxes location on the exterior of our office buildings.

Need to contact our staff?
Please contact staff directly by phone/email or speak to our reception staff by phone for assistance at 519.837.6274

Need to apply for assistance?
You can apply online or contact us by phone for assistance at 519.837.6274

Pre-arranged in-person services
Call ahead to arrange a time to visit us to complete the following in-person transactions:
1. Signing your new lease with Housing
2. Picking up an assistance cheque

In-person rent payment is not available at this time.

For all tenants that currently use Debit/Interac for rent payments or pay in person, we request that you would consider alternate options for rent payment for the next few months. This will help us all to maintain safe social distancing, and reduce community transmission of infections. This is a reminder that it is a tenant responsibility to pay rent on time, and we understand this situation may be challenging so we want to support you in making arrangements where possible. Please contact the Housing Services office if you are able to make alternative arrangements to paying rent in person, including but not limited to:
 - Pre-Authorized Payments
 - Cheques; mailed to the office or dropped off at the office mailbox
 - Post-dated cheques (only accepted for rent payments after the first month's rent)
 - Ontario Works (OW) pay direct system
 - Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) pay direct system

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Information and Updates


The Guelph Non-Profit Housing Corporation is a municipal non-profit organization that provides social housing for the City of Guelph. Established in 1987 it is the largest non-profit housing provider in the City of Guelph, with ownership of 545 units in nine community properties. Approximately 80 per cent of the units in the Corporation's portfolio are available on a geared-to-income basis to meet the need of those households that cannot compete for rental housing on the private market. The Corporation's mandate is to manage the affordable/social housing portfolio and to carry out the assisted housing programmes to meet the needs for Guelph's low and moderate-income households.

Guelph Non-Profit Housing Corporation owns and manages 512 rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units and market rent units through the social housing programmes, established through a mandate "to provide rent-geared-to-income and market rent housing to families and single persons and seniors".  Our housing properties are located in the service area of the City of Guelph.  The Guelph Non-Profit Housing Corporation also owns and manages 33 affordable rental housing units located in Guelph.

Guelph Non-Profit Housing Corporation has a management agreement with the County of Wellington. The County's Housing Services provides all the administrative and property management services for these properties and act as the landlord for these Guelph Non-Profit Housing Corporation owned units. A board of directors provides governance responsibilities for the corporation.

Photo Gallery: Guelph NonProfit Housing will appear here on the public site.   

Important News 

Smoke Free Policy

Guelph Non-Profit Housing Corporation has adopted a Smoke Free Policy effective January 1, 2017. All
new tenancies and common areas of the buildings will be affected by this policy. Please see Policy for more information.

Tenant Insurance

Guelph Non-Profit Housing Corporation requires that all tenants obtain and maintain tenant insurance to insure the Tenant's property against loss or damage. Tenants are required to provide proof of insurance to the Landlord prior to the lease signing and again on an annual basis, when the current policy renews. Failure to maintain tenant insurance coverage will result in termination of tenancy.

Cannabis Cultivation Policy

Guelph Non-Profit Housing Corporation has adopted a policy prohibiting the cultivation of cannabis. Effective July 9, 2019, the cultivation of cannabis within the leased premises of buildings owned by Guelph Non-Profit Housing is prohibited. Please see this policy for more information. 


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