Important News and Information

Ontario Renovates

All funding is exhausted, we are not accepting any new applications

The County of Wellington’s Ontario Renovates Programme offers funding grants of up to $5,000 to low to moderate income homeowners to support increased accessibility for homeowners to help them remain in their homes longer through modifications and adaptations.  This year, the programme is also piloting forgivable loans of up to $5,000 for homeowners that need urgent repairs in order to stabilize their housing situation and remain in their homes longer.  These loans could go towards roofing repairs, furnace replacements and other similar emergency repairs.  The programme encompasses the geographic service area of the County of Wellington and the City of Guelph. For more programme details, please click on the link below to review the guidelines.  For any questions or a copy of the application, please contact Rubina Mian, Programme Support Worker at 519.824.7822 ext 4710 or by email at


Smoke Free Policy

Effective January 2018, the  County of Wellington, Housing Services Division, is implementing a Smoke-Free Policy that will apply to all new leases.

Affordable Rental Housing Development Resource Guide

The County of Wellington has released its 2017 Affordable Rental Housing Development Resource Guide. Please click the link below to see the guide.

Resource Guide

250 Daly Street - Opening Spring 2018

A new family affordable housing building located at 250 Daly Street, Palmerston, is opening early Spring 2018.


Webster Place

A new senior's only 55+, affordable housing building located at 169 Gordon Street in Fergus, ON.
It's an ideal place for those who prefer small-town living close to a variety of amenities.

Webster Place Informational Brochure

Webster Place Construction Time Lapse


The County of Wellington is requesting approval from the Government of Ontario for the construction of an 11 unit affordable housing building for families in Palmerston. 

Through the Government of Canada's 2016 Social Infrastructure Fund and the Government of Ontario's Investment in Affordable Housing Programme, funding in the amount of $1.5M has been allocated for the construction of affordable housing for families in Palmerston. Formerly the Palmerston O.P.P. Detachment, the County owns the property located at 250 Daly Street, and plans to start construction in the spring of 2017.

Press Release

Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario

Rent Support

The County of Wellington Rent Support Programme is designed to help address rental affordability for households.  Rental assistance is offered to clients based on depth of subsidy required.  For additional information review guidelines or call Kevin Priestley 519.824.7822 x 4330. 

Wellington Affordable Homeownership Down Payment Loan Fund


The Wellington Affordable Homeownership Down Payment Loan Fund was established to provide households with an interest-free loan to assist them in purchasing their own home. The programme will assist eligible applicants with a down payment (up to 10% of the purchase price to a maximum of $20,000.) for the purchase of a home within the geographic area of the County of Wellington or the City of Guelph.

Applications will be accepted on a first come first approved basis, subject to the availability of funding.

For more information review  guidelinesFlyer and sample agreement. Interested applicants e-mail Rubina Mian for application.



Success Story Profile (2014-2015)

Michael House Affordable Housing (2015)

Ending Homelessness in Guelph Wellington (2015)

The Community Agency Delivery and Housing First Programmes (2014)

Victoria Order of Nurses, Senior Support Worker Programme (2014)


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