Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation was developed as a result of the growing awareness about the lack of affordable housing to meet the requirements of low and moderate income earners whose needs were not being met by the private sector. Given the need for affordable rental housing, which could be produced through capital grants and operating subsidies being made available by senior levels of government, a municipal non-profit housing corporation was created with a mandate to deliver rental accommodation to meet the diverse needs of residents in Durham Region. On January 24, 1985, the Province of Ontario issued Letters Patent creating the Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation.
Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation is an arm’s length corporation of the Regional Municipality of Durham governed by a Board of Directors appointed by Regional Council.
The Corporation is managed by the Executive Director who reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for the human, financial, facility management and program implementation of Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation.
The Corporation currently owns and manages 19 sites throughout Durham Region, with a portfolio consisting of townhouses and apartment complexes. We are home to a mix of subsidized and market tenants, and also provide property management to other similar non-profit housing organizations.