Applying for Housing
Kitchener Housing has two types of rental units – some of our tenants pay market rent and others pay rent geared to income or subsidized rent. The process to apply for housing is different for each type of unit.
Approximately thirty (30) percent of Kitchener Housing units are rented at Market Rent. This means the applicants applying for these units should expect to pay rent that is based on our expected costs and comparable to similar rents in the private market place.
Rent Geared to Income (RGI) or Subsidized Housing
You CAN NOT apply for RGI housing through Kitchener Housing directly. To apply for RGI or subsidized rental housing, you must apply through the Region of Waterloo Community Housing Access Centre. You can print an application by clicking here and deliver or mail the application to the Community Housing Access Centre as indicated on the application form.