How is Rent Calculated?


Rent for persons in receipt of Social Assistance (Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support) is set by a scale established in the Housing Services Act, 2011, Ontario Regulation 298/01 and may be changed periodically. The Housing Services Act can be accessed at the following link:  

For persons with income other than Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support, rent is calculated based on 30 percent of combined household income to a maximum of the established "market rent" for the social housing unit in the development. Income and asset exemptions apply.​  

Market Value Rent

Some market rent units are available in private, affordable, social and cooperative non-profit housing developments. These units are rented at a market rate established by the landlord and/or Non-Profit Corporation Board of Directors in accordance with the Housing Services Act and Residential Tenancies Act​.

Housing and Children's Services
P.O. Box 428, Station A
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 6L7
Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call 519-255-5200, ext. 6240.
Fax: 519-256-7107