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Subsidized housing

Subsidized Housing refers to rental housing developed with the assistance of government and subsidized by Municipal and Federal government for people with low to moderate incomes or people with special needs who can live, with support, in the community. 

The Housing Services unit is responsible for administering Social Housing Program requirements and funding for 8750 units including over forty social housing providers in Windsor and Essex County.

As the Service Manager for Social Housing, Housing Services has an active role in:

  • Ensuring compliance by Social Housing Providers with Operating Agreements, legislation, program regulations and policies
  • Promoting and encouraging a sustainable, well-managed social housing stock for Windsor and Essex County
  • On-going social housing policy development
  • On-going review and research in development opportunities to create new supply of affordable housing for the community
  • Ensuring the integrity of the affordable housing stock for the community
  • Assisting providers in achieving their mandates and business practices
  • Providing financial stewardship

If you are seeking information regarding tenant and landlord rights and other related information, please contact:

  1. Landlord and Tenant Board or call 1-888-332-3234
  2. Ontario Human Rights Commission or call 1-800-387-9080
  3. Canadian Human Rights Commission or call 1-888-214-1090

Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation (CHC)

On January 1, 2007, the two organizations that made up Winhome were amalgamated with the Windsor Essex County Housing Corporation (the former Windsor Housing) to form the Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation (CHC).

The new Community Housing Corporation is responsible for the operation of a number of housing units in the Town of Amherstburg. 

For more information on the new Community Housing Corporation, please visit

Phone:  519-255-5200 ext. 6240
Fax:  519-256-7107
Via Email