January 2017

Affordable housing contributes to the economic and social well-being of Ontario’s communities and the Province as a whole. Ontario is the only province where social housing is a municipal responsibility. In other provinces, housing programs are fully funded and delivered by the provincial or territorial government with federal funding contributions.

Some municipal housing programs are part of provincial and federal housing funding programs, meaning they are implemented by municipal governments with funding from other orders of government, and some are municipally-initiated and funded as a supplement.