Social Housing

The City of St. Thomas' Ontario Works Department looks after the funding and overall administration of social housing programs in the City of St. Thomas and the County of Elgin.

Social Housing means rent-geared-to-income or subsidized housing programs. In most cases, rent is based on 30% of a household's gross income. Most social housing providers also offer some units at full market rent.

Subsidized housing is available at over 1,300 units in St. Thomas and Elgin County, including townhouses, apartments, duplexes, and single-family homes for families, singles, and seniors. Some supportive housing is available as well. 

Please click on any of the following links for further Social Housing information: 

Other Links

2016 Progress Report - Recommended Actions chart

Taking Stock, Working Together - 2016 Progress Report

Residential Tenancies Act Offences

Landlord Tenant Board

Taking Stock, Working Together - 2015 Progress Report

Taking Stock, Working Together - 2014 Progress Report  

Needs Assessment – Housing and Homelessness in St. Thomas and Elgin County 

Taking Stock, Working Together – St. Thomas and Elgin’s Housing and Homelessness 10-year Plan 

St. Thomas and Elgin County Study on Homelessness – Summary Report, August 2009

St. Thomas and Elgin County Study on Homelessness – Final Report, August 2009