Newfoundland and Labrador

Rental Housing Program

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The Rental Housing Program, through Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC) will provide rental housing to families with low income, seniors, non-elderly single people, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and others who need housing.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation office nearest you can give you 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. For tenants whose rent is not paid through Income Support, rent will be based on 25% of your total net monthly income.

Further Information

For further information about the Rental Housing Program, please contact staff at the regional office nearest you:

You may be able to get help through the Rental Housing Program if any of the following are true:

  • 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.

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

Proof of birth

A document with first name, last name, and date of birth. For example:

  • Birth certificate or birth registration
  • Hospital record of birth or record of the physician/nurse/midwife who attended the birth
  • Passport
  • Record of landing or confirmation of permanent residence issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Note of decision or temporary resident’s permit issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Certificate of Indian status card
  • Provincial identity card

To apply online, or print an application for your region, see below:

Last updated: July 9, 2021