5,909 households are on the waitlist for subsidized housing.
The average wait time for a 2-bedroom subsidized housing unit is 5 years.
The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1,137/month.
The vacancy rate for a 2-bedroom apartment is 2.9%.
Be a Part of the Solution. Be a Housing Hero.
The affordable housing crisis in Niagara is real, and it affects us all. More affordable housing in Niagara means a better community for everyone.
As brand ambassadors for our Housing Hero Campaign, these Champions are making a difference in our community.
Jordan offers his graphic design, strategic consultation, and marketing expertise to our campaign efforts.
Claire & Evelyn have organized our most successful fundraisers to date, and inspire others to join our campaign.
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Bethlehem Housing and Support Services was created by local Housing Heroes that were concerned about the issues of homelessness in Niagara. What started as a grassroots initiative has grown to help over 300 families each year by providing affordable housing and supports to help stabilize their lives.
In partnership with PennTerra Group and FirstOntario Credit Union, Bethlehem Housing and Support Services is building a new affordable housing development project offering 127 rental units in downtown St. Catharines. This development offers a made-in-Niagara solution to provide affordable housing and support services for individuals and families of low to moderate income.