Contact Information
Office Phone 519-351-8573 ext 3
Fax 519-351-6404
Primary Contact Christopher Cartier, Housing Services Assistant; Phone: 519-351-1228 ext 2253
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Housing Services (CKHS) 
• provide rent-geared-to-income (RGI) to 1,415 households in C-K 
• area Landlord for C-K public housing (56 buildings, 710 units) 
• area Service Manager to 14 C-K social housing providers (1,592 units) 
• Responsible for Affordable Housing programs in C-K 
* Provides centralized information about private non-profits, co-operatives, municipally owned social housing, rent supplement units with private landlords and affordable housing programs to help applicants of every income level make informed choices about their housing needs.  
* Special Needs Housing is available for a household having one or more individuals needing accessibility modifications or provincially-funded support services in order to live independently in the community.  
Other Agencies in Chatham-Kent that help with housing: 
* Canadian Mental Health Association 
* Canadian Red Cross Society 
* Chatham & District Association for Community Living 
* Chatham-Kent Women's Centre 
* Ontario March of Dimes provide supportive housing units in Chatham-Kent. 
Visit the website for more information about affordable housing in Chatham-Kent.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility * Must be 16 years of age or older and capable of living independently.  
* Must be a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident or have made an application for status as a Permanent Resident or have Refugee 
Claimant status or made an application for status where no removal order has been made enforceable against any member of the  
* Must not owe arrears to any social housing provider or have been found to have misrepresented income for geared to income 
* If a homeowner, must agree to put it up for sale upon offer to lease and sell within six months. 
* May be a waiting list (call for details) 
* If a victim of family violence or have special housing needs, please contact staff immediately.
Application * Call, walk-in or visit the municipal web site ( for more information 
* Download application form or visit this office or any Municipal Centre or Information Desk to obtain an application form 
* Appointment required for eligibility assessment 
* Application Process required 
* Experiencing homelessness, please call 519-351-8573 between 8:00 am – 4:30 pm OR 
519-354-6628 after 4:30 pm. Contact the Salvation Army at 519-354-1430 for a list of other housing options available  
throughout Chatham-Kent.
Languages English ; French
Fees Rental fees
Agency Information
Primary Executive Shelley Wilkins, Director, Housing Services; Phone: 519-351-8573; Email:
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Municipal
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
Health & Family Services
435 Grand Ave W
Chatham, ON N7L 3Z4
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Intersection Grand Ave and Keil Dr
Mailing Address PO Box 1296 
435 Grand Ave W 
Chatham, ON N7M 5R9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
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