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Prescott & Russell

The Housing Services Division (HSD) under the United Counties of Prescott and Russell Social Services Department (UCPR) owns and manages 311 family, senior, and single adult units within its service area. These units are a mix of semi-detached houses and apartments, ranging from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

The HSD also manages approximately 91 units with private sector landlords, and all rents are subsidized based on family income. Furthermore, HSD's responsibilities include the administration of 12 non-profit housing corporations comprised of 500 units as well as the management of a centralized waiting list for Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) applicants. The Housing Services Division's aim is to provide affordable and suitable housing to persons eligible for RGI units. (source)


Eligibility Requirements

Are you eligible? (You must meet all of the following conditions):

You must be a Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant, have or have requested refugee status.

At least one member of the family must be 16 years old or older.

You must not owe money to any Social Housing Corporation.

If you own a house, you must agree to sell the house within six (6) months of having moved.

You must be self-sufficient or arrange for your own support services if necessary.

How do I apply?

To apply for social housing in Prescott and Russell, please contact Kim Martel, Tenant Placement Clerk, at 613-675-4642/1-800-667-9825 extension 6504. An application form can be obtained from the Housing Services Division office in L’Orignal at 59 Court Street, 2nd Floor, or the office of any participating housing provider. You can also download and print the application.

Is there Special Needs Housing?

Based on the application, there seems to be units that are accessible.

What are the social housing providers?

For the list of providers, click on this page.

Additonal Information

For additonal information and contact numbers, please visit this website.