Applying for Social Housing

Central Housing Registry

Central Housing Registry LogoThe Central Housing Registry - Windsor-Essex County (CHR-WEC) maintains a centralized waiting list for most of the social housing providers in Windsor and Essex County.

To apply for social housing or for more information on available housing and eligibility requirements, please visit the Central Housing Registry - Windsor Essex County website.

  • The Central Housing Registry - Windsor-Essex (CHR-WEC) receives applications, assesses eligibility and coordinates a common waiting list for housing providers who are mandated to participate in the centralized access system.
  • Responsibility for administering this function, including appropriate accountability was delegated by the service manager to the Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation (CHC) under a Service Agreement.
  • For more information on the application process, please visit

Information concerning the application process can be obtained from the following locations:

Central Housing Registry - Windsor
2470 Dougall Avenue, Unit 6
Windsor, Ontario
N8X 1T2
Phone: 519-254-6994
Fax: 519-254-9166

Central Housing Registry - Essex County
15C Talbot Street North
Essex, Ontario
N8M 1A5
Phone: 519-776-4631 or 1-800-265-6947
Fax: 519-776-5510

Housing Information Services
3450 Ypres, Suite 200
Windsor, Ontario
N8W 5K9
Phone: 519-254-4824
Fax: 519-254-3450

Access County Community Support Services (formerly Youth & Family Resource Network of Essex County)
T.H.R.I.V.E. Program
23 Mill Street West
Kingsville, Ontario
N9Y 1W1
Phone: 519-733-8983 or 1-877-733-8983
Fax: 519-733-2642

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