Housing Services

Housing Services works to ensure everyone has a home by facilitating new affordable housing, improving the quality of existing housing, increasing housing affordability, and encouraging appropriate supports to keep people housed and to end chronic homelessness.

We align with the City's Strategic Priorities:

Healthy & Safe Communities

Through the provision of supports and housing, Housing Services is working to end chronic homelessness and through programs and policies increase the availability of affordable housing in Hamilton.

Built Environment & Infrastructure

Through direct investment, Housing Services facilitates the creation of new and the preservation of existing affordable housing. By directly investing in the quality of social housing and through the provision of housing supports, Housing Services help ensure people are living in safe and adequate housing.

New affordable rental units approved

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New affordable rental development is generally reliant on investment from the City of Hamilton and upper levels of government of up to $200,000 per unit.

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Social housing units rehabilitated or preserved

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Units rehabilitated or preserved thought the 2016 Municipal Capital Grant Program.

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Housing First intervention & retention rate

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The percentage of people who are housed that stay housed through the Housing First program at 6 and 12 months 

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Successfully housed from the social housing waitlist

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The number of households housed from the Access to Housing Waitlist 

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