Housing Provider Information

Social housing administration

The City of Hamilton is responsible for delivering funding, planning and administering government assisted housing programs and services for Hamilton residents. We work to ensure legislative requirements are met under the Housing Services Act, 2011 and that local rules meet the needs of social housing providers as well as applicants, tenants/ members of social housing communities in Hamilton.

Types of social housing

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

Non-Profit housing providers

Private non-profit housing is developed and operated by organizations such as community or church groups that are dedicated to the task of providing affordable rental housing. Financial assistance is provided by the federal and provincial government. These developments have a mix of market and rent geared-to-income units.

Co-operative housing providers

Co-operative housing is managed by its residents who are referred to as members. Co-op members are expected to participate in their community by becoming a member of the Board of Directors, committees or participation in the maintenance of the property. Co-operative members (tenants) are expected to participate in the operation of their community.

Rent supplement housing

Rent-Geared-to-Income applicants may also apply for RGI subsidies under the rent supplement program. Applicants must be eligible to be on the Access to Housing centralize waiting list. Subsidies are paid directly to the landlord and tenants enter into a lease with the landlord.

Resources for Community Housing Providers

City of Hamilton - Housing Provider - Policies and Procedures

Approval Date Policy or Document Title
June 21, 2017 Absence from Unity Policy (PDF, 89 KB)
December 2017 Acronyms and Terms Glossary (PDF, 176 KB)
January 15, 2018 Addition of New Household Member Policy and Request Form (PDF, 460 KB)
November 7, 2016 Basic Eligibility Requirements for Rent-Geared-to-Income Assistance (PDF,  174 KB)
August 10, 2016

Capital Funding – Proportional Allocations Policy (PDF, 84 KB)

June 21, 2017

Conflict of Interest Policy (PDF,  102 KB)

July 6, 2019 Development Charges Information – Summary of by-Laws 19-42 &11-174 (PDF, 778 KB)
January 15, 2018 Divestment of Residential Property Policy and Divestment of Residential Property Form (PDF, 165 KB)
November 7, 2016 Document Standards Policy (PDF, 296 KB)
November 11, 2014 Eviction Prevention Policy (PDF, 78 KB)
January 15, 2018

Training and Board of Directors Succession Planning Policy (PDF, 45 KB)

March 12, 2018 Income and Assets Limits Policy (PDF,  37 KB)
June 21, 2017 Leases and Occupancy Agreements Policy (PDF, 47 KB)
January 15, 2018

Market to RGI In-Situ and ATH Market to RGI Verification Form (PDF, 204 KB)

June 21, 2016 Minimum Number of Housing Provider Board Meetings and Remuneration of Board Directors Policy (PDF, 48 KB)
June 21, 2017

Occupancy Standards Policy (PDF, 112 KB)

November 7, 2016 Offers and Refusals Policy (PDF, 318 KB)
June 21, 2017 Property Management Procurement and Contracts for Housing Providers Policy (PDF, 100 KB)

September 11, 2019

Pursuit of Income Policy (PDF, 373 KB)
June 16, 2017 Rent Deferral and Forgiveness Policy (PDF, 78 KB)
September 11, 2019 Reporting Serious Incidents Policy (PDF, 175 KB)

March 12, 2018

RGI to Market Rent - 12 Months Rule (PDF, 43 KB)

June 18, 2019

Service Manager Consent Policy and Procedure (PDF, 646 KB)

Appendix ‘A’ Business Case format (PDF, 81 KB)

November 11, 2014

Social Housing (capital) Reserve Fund (PDF, 50 KB)
November 11, 2014 Social Housing Review Policy (PDF, 123 KB)
June 21, 2017 Visitor and Guest Policy (PDF, 51 KB)


Brian Kreps
905.546.2424 ext. 1782

General Social Housing Inquiries
905.546.2424. ext. 3753

Housing Administration Officer
George Gambioli ext. 4840
Godfred Okyere-Koranteng ext.7373

Senior Housing Administration Officer
Kim Ryan ext. 6285

Senior Policy Analyst
Kamba Ankunda ext. 4557

Senior Project Managers
Tammy Morasse ext. 3727
Joshua Van Kampen ext. 4592

Social housing providers

  • Eaton Place (Flamborough) Inc.
  • Hamilton Jewish Home For The Aged
  • Howell Non-Profit Homes Inc.
  • Hamilton Baptist Non-Profit Homes Corporation
  • McGivney Community Homes Inc.
  • St. Matthew's House
  • The Ukrainian Villa of the Resurrection Church in Hamilton
  • Wesley Community Homes Inc.
  • Corktown Co-operative Homes Inc.
  • Halam Park Housing Co-operative Inc.
  • Los Andes of Hamilton Co-operative Inc.
  • Tabby Town Urban Housing Co-operative Corporation
  • Women's Community Co-operative inc.
  • Hellenic 1 & 2
  • Parc Centraÿ 450 Cumberland
  • Royal Vista
  • 480 Stonechurch (Valeri)
  • Ancaster Village Non-Profit Homes
  • Artaban Non-Profit Homes Inc.
  • Ebony Group Community Homes of Hamilton
  • Hamilton East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes Inc./Local 1005
  • ITCA Community Involvement Inc.
  • Lions Freelton Villa Non-Profit Housing
  • Liuna (Hamilton) Association
  • Local 1005 Community Homes Inc.
  • Slovenian Society of St. Joseph Hamilton
  • Sons of Italy (Hamilton) Housing Corporation
  • Taras Shevchenko Home For The Aged
  • Victoria Park Community Homes Inc.
  • Andes Heritage Co-operative Inc.
  • Ryerson Ancaster Homes Inc.
  • St. Elizabeth
  • Tarns Shevchenko Home For The Aged
  • Terraces on King
  • West Avenue School 1 & 2
  • Canadian Reformed Society For A Home For The Aged Inc.
  • Free Reformed Senior Citizens Home Inc.
  • Hamilton & District Senior Citizens' Homes "Rambynas" Incorporated
  • Hamilton Senior Citizens Apartments Ltd.
  • Heritage Green Senior Centre
  • Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing Inc.
  • Township of Glanbrook Non-Profit Housing Corp.
  • Waterdown Rotary Garden Court Inc.
  • McMaster Community Homes Corporation
  • Stoney Creek Non-Profit Housing Corporation
  • U.N.H. Incorporated
  • Southern Lights Co-operative Homes Inc.
  • Stoneworth Co-operative Homes Inc.
  • Homestead Christian Care
  • St. Thomas Lofts
  • CityHousing Hamilton
  • Ancaster Sr. Citizens Apts. Ltd.
  • Coronation Park Housing Company Limited
  • Dundas Valley Non Profit Housing Corporation
  • First Place
  • Hamilton Housing Company Ltd.
  • Hamilton Housing Corporation
  • Hamilton Portuguese Community Homes Inc.
  • Housing Our People Economically (Hope Hamilton) Inc.
  • Municipal Non Profit (Hamilton) Housing Corporation
  • Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Inc.
  • Meridian Co-operative Homes Inc.
  • Bridgewater
  • Good Shepherd Loretta Site (Square)
  • Queenston Road