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Social Housing

What we do

The Social Housing division is responsible for the funding and administration of social housing programs in the County of Bruce and management of the Bruce County Housing Corporation buildings. Responsibility for social housing was transferred from the Province of Ontario to the County of Bruce on January 1, 2002.

Social Housing is a division of the Social Services and Housing Department.

Programs we administer

Bruce County Housing Corporation (BCHC) is owned and managed by the County of Bruce and governed by a Board of Directors who are all county councilors.

Private Non-Profit Housing

Owned and operated by community-based non-profit corporations.  There are 4 private non-profit housing providers in the county who offer rent-geared-to-income and market rent accommodation. Below is a list of the providers in Bruce County.

Formosa Seniors Non-Profit Housing
1155 Bruce Road 12
Formosa, Ontario
N0G 1W0

Port Elgin Rotary Non-Profit
Elgin Place West
539 Ivings Drive
Port Elgin, Ontario
N0H 2C1

Russell Meadows Accommodations
755 Campbell Avenue
Kincardine, Ontario
N2Z 3B5

Golden Dawn Seniors Non-Profit
80 Main Street
Box 129
Lion's Head, Ontario
N0H 1W0

Private Rent Supplement

A private or non-profit landlord sets aside units for households requiring rent-geared-to-income; the county pays the landlord the difference between geared-to-income rent and the market rent for the unit.

Rent Bank
Assistance provided to eligible renters who are in arrears. More information is available under the "Rent Bank" section.

Bruce County Housing Services - Bruce County Census Update 2008

New Release:
Bruce County has updated the Housing Study completed in 2005.  The updated report highlights the results of the 2006 census with emphasis on the changes in population and household characteristics, the existing housing stock, the ownership and rental housing markets and special housing needs.  There is a breakdown of this information for each of the municipalities in Bruce County.

You can review the report by clicking on the link Bruce County Census Update 2008.


CMHC Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation  - www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce - www.habitatgreybruce.com

Housing Help Association of Ontario (HHAO) - www.findhousinghelp.ca

Landlord and Tenant Board - www.ltb.gov.on.ca

Mental Health and Addiction Services in Grey Bruce - www.mhagb.ca

Ontario Tenants Rights - www.ontariotenants.ca

Wigwamen Non-Profit Residential Corp. - www.wigwamen.com

Women’s Housing Serving Bruce and Grey - www.whsbg.on.ca

ONPHA - www.onpha.on.ca