- Simcoe County Housing Corporation
The County of Simcoe is the direct owner and manager of the Simcoe County Housing Corporation which provides affordable housing to seniors, families and individuals. Units are ‘rent-geared-to-income- and therefore tenants pay rent based on their income.
- Non-Profit, Co-operative & Urban Native Housing Programs
Non-profit housing is owned and managed by local non-profit housing groups. Co-operative housing is owned and managed directly by its members. Typically, 60 percent of non-profit and co-operative housing residents pay rent based on income and 40 percent pay market rents. Urban Native housing programs are units specifically for individuals with Native Status.
- Rent Supplement
The County has agreements with owners of private and non-profit/co-operative units to provide rent subsidies to households by bridging the gap between market rent and the amount the tenant is required to pay based on their income.
- Special Needs Housing
Living space made for people who have to use a wheelchair; a cane or a piece of equipment to help them walk. These living spaces allow for people to be able to live safely on their own. All persons requesting one of these living spaces have to complete a housing application and give a doctor's letter to prove their need. They also have to complete a form called a Housing Preference Availability Form which they can do in person at the County of Simcoe Administration building, Social and Community Services Division office at 1110 Hwy. 26, Midhurst, (please ask for the 'Special Needs' binder), alternatively, persons can complete and print this form by using this link (clicking here). Persons applying for these spaces will only be placed on the waiting list for the units at the buildings they choose on the Housing Preference Availability Form. If a person no longer needs one of these living spaces, they must give new information to the Simcoe County Housing Corporation office by calling 705 725-7215.