Within the Housing Cambridge portfolio, 70% of units are rented on a rent geared-to-income basis. Rent geared-to-income is fixed at a percentage of the tenants’ household income, usually around 30 percent. Tenants pay less than they would in the private market. There is always a waiting list for rent geared-to-income units at Housing Cambridge.
Below Average Market Rent tenants pay a fixed rent (either 65% or 80% of average market rent) based on prescribed household income cut-offs. Tenants income must meet a certain income criteria in order to qualify. Please contact the office for further information at 519-650-5599.
How to apply for rent geared-to-income apartments or townhomes
If you want to pay rent geared-to-income you must apply directly to the Region of Waterloo’s Community Housing Access Centre (CHAC). A copy of the application form can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking above. The CHAC is the centralized waiting list for all rent geared-to-income housing in the Region of Waterloo, you must contact them for more information. To download a list of all CHAC offices where you can drop off your application, click here.
Community Housing Access Centre (CHAC)
Region of Waterloo
150 Main Street
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8H6
T: 519-575-4833 F: 519-740-5957
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ONLY 8:30 am – 4:30 pm