Waterloo Region offers community housing, also known as subsidized housing.  Rental fees for community housing are lower than market rents because they are matched to your income.

The Region of Waterloo owns or operates three types of community housing:

The Region also oversees affordable housing offered by other groups:

If you cannot find a place to rent for less than 30 percent of your monthly family income, you may qualify for community housing. The Region of Waterloo's Community Housing Access Centre (CHAC) keeps a waiting list for community housing in Waterloo Region. You must apply to find out if you qualify - if you do, you will be placed on the waiting list for a unit to be available. You can contact CHAC to find out if you qualify.


Community Housing Access Centre

235 King Street, 6th Floor, Kitchener

Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre (KWMC)

102 King Street W
Kitchener, Ontario

YMCA Immigrant Services

800 King Street W
Kitchener, Ontario

Phone:: 519-579-9622

Email YMCA Immigrant Services