527 Carlton Street Affordable Housing
The Niagara Regional Housing Board reviewed the need for affordable housing in Niagara through a Housing Needs analysis, which revealed St. Catharines to have the highest need.
This project is an “affordable rental housing”, which means that tenants pay 80% of Average Market Rent. It is not Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) housing, so tenants will not receive subsidies. There may also be additional temporary assistance available to some of the tenants through the Housing Allowance Program as funds become available. The building contains 85 units with 64 one-bedroom units, 8 two-bedroom units and 13 accessible units, which will be a combination of one-and two-bedroom units. The two-bedroom accessible units are designed to accommodate a caregiver or equipment.