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. Tenants are required to pay 25 per cent of their total monthly household income towards rent. For clients with working income, rent is based on 25 per cent of net income. For seniors on fixed pension, rent is calculated on 25 per cent of 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 for the Rental Housing Program, print the application below applicable for your area:

Avalon Regional Office PDF

Corner Brook OfficePDF

Gander OfficePDF

Goose Bay OfficePDF

Grand Falls OfficePDF

Marystown OfficePDF

Stephenville OfficePDF