Access to Housing

Access to Housing has put together an online resource outlining services and supports for housing during COVID-19.

Operates as an access point for subsidized housing in Hamilton. Subsidized housing is when rent is geared to the income of the recipient instead of market rates. Will assist applicants with the application process and maintains the central waiting list for subsidized housing available from social housing providers.

Eligibility is calculated based on 30% of a household’s gross monthly income. If applicant is receiving assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program, a social assistance rent scale is applied. Additional charges may apply depending on the building (e.g. utilities, parking).

The organization is does not operate as a landlord and does not directly offer housing. Does not offer emergency shelters or emergency housing.

First Place Hamilton
350 King St E Suite 110
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3Y3
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 905-546-2424 x3708


Age 16 years and older; Eligible individuals are Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, or refugee claimants that are able to live independently. Must not have a disqualifying order under the Immigration Act and cannot have arrears owed to an Ontario social housing provider for rent or damage


Call or go online to download application forms and view building selection list


None - no fees applied for assistance with social housing application process


Fully Accessible



Areas Served

Hamilton (City of);

Agency Type

Non Profit