Rental Housing Program

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Program Description

Through the Rental Housing Program we help households with low income that cannot obtain suitable and affordable rental housing on the private market.

You may be able to access low-income rental housing if:

  • your total household income falls within certain income levels;
  • your present housing is adequate but you pay more than 30 per cent of your total household income towards rent and heat;
  • your present housing is unsuitable, you pay less than 30 per cent of your total household income – for rent; however, suitable housing in your area would cost 30 per cent or more of your total household income.

Where do you go to find low-income rental housing?

Rental housing is provided directly by Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC). Province-wide, the corporation rents housing to families with low income, seniors, non-elderly single people, Aboriginal people, individuals with disabilities and others in need of housing.

NLHC also works with groups that agree to provide housing for households with low income. The NLHC office nearest you can provide you with a list of groups in your area that offer non-profit housing.

Rents paid by tenants in non-profit housing are based on their income. For tenants whose rent is not paid through Income Support, rent will be based on 25 per cent of the total net monthly income. Federal and provincial subsidies make up the difference.

* Note: program is cost-shared between provincial and federal governments.

Further Information

For further information about the Rental Housing Program, please contact staff at the regional office nearest you:

Avalon Regional Office:
(709) 724-3197

Corner Brook:
(709) 639-5201

(709) 256-1300

Goose Bay:
(709) 896-1920

Grand Falls-Windsor:
(709) 292-1000

(709) 279-5375

(709) 643-6826


To apply online, or print an application for your region, see below:

Avalon Apply Online Avalon PDFPDF
Corner Brook Apply Online Corner Brook PDFPDF
Gander Apply Online Gander PDFPDF
Goose Bay Apply Online Goose Bay PDFPDF
Grand Falls Apply Online Grand Falls PDFPDF
Marystown Apply Online Marystown PDFPDF
Stephenville Apply Online Stephenville PDFPDF