How to Find - Affordable Housing & Help for Rent, Utilities or Property Taxes

Site: Halton Region

Record #: BTN1074
Last Full Update: 08 Feb 2024

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Description (Service)

Explains different housing types and how to apply, and directs to other housing-related listings in this directory 

  • for emergency shelters see separate listing here


Housing operated to fill a social need, not as a business

  • may be owned by government, nonprofits or charities, co-operatives, etc.
  • some is subsidized (reserved for people with low income), some is 'market rent' (open to people of any income)
  • some is reserved for seniors or people with disabilities (may have supportive services, like meals, personal support, etc.)

How to find and apply to nonprofit housing: 
For complete list see Halton Region website here 

Details for each listing show how to apply, but in general: 

  • for most market-rent units, apply directly to individual housing provider
  • for most (but not all) subsidized units, apply through HATCH (at Halton Region 905-825-6000, or see separate HATCH listing here)

Halton Housing Help: contact at Halton Region 905-825-6000 or see separate listing here 

  • can help explain the housing system, how to search and apply


Housing that is privately owned, rented as a for-profit business 
How to find private rental market housing: 
Halton Housing Help: contact at Halton Region 905-825-6000 or see separate listing here

  • provides free help and support to tenants to find and keep rental housing
  • posts listings of available housing (see here

Rental listings can also be found in local newspapers, and on websites such as gottarent, viewit, Kijiji, etc.


Bridging the Gap: for youth, ages 16 to 24, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness 

  • call 905-635-0663 or see full listing here

Community Youth Programs: offers residential placement for youth, ages 15 to 18, not able to live with family but not ready for independent living

  • call 905-845-9718 or see full listing here

Support House: offers a full range of supportive housing options for youth ages 16 and up with mental health and/or substance use issues

  • call toll free 1-833-845-9355 or see full listing here


Halton Region Housing Stability Fund: one-time assistance with basic housing expenses to help people maintain their housing 

  • call Halton Region 905-825-6000 or see separate listing here

VETS Canada: for Canadian veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless

  • call toll free 1-888-228-3871 ext 121 or see separate listing here


See separate listings for Gas & Hydro Bill Assistance here


Property Tax Rebate (for lower-income seniors or people with disabilities)

Older Adults Property Tax Deferral Program (for lower-income seniors)

  • call Halton Region at 905-825-6000 or see full listing here


Halton Community Legal Services: provides free legal assistance to those with low income, for housing and landlord/tenant issues 

  • call 905-875-2069 or see full listing here

Contact organization for information

Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Varies by program

Contact individual programs for information

Languages English
Fees None

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Located In Community Halton Region
Physical Access Unknown - varies by location

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