What is Non-Profit Housing Organization?

It is a community organization which mission is to provide affordable and quality housing for people in need. They are managed by a board of directors usually composed of tenants and members from the community.

This type of housing is meant to serve people who have similar problems (ex. seniors with a loss of autonomy, people living with mental illness, people at risk of homelessness, women victims of violence, etc.) and need community support or services that are often connected to this kind of social housing (food service, supervision, activities, accompaniment, etc.). Non-profit housing may also simply serve people and families with low income.

Finding a dwelling in a Non-Profit Organization

Verdun has six different housing non-profit organizations. Each one has a particular mission and serve exclusively people in specific difficult conditions.

There is no centralized waiting list for people applying to this type of dwelling. Each organization has its own way of working and its own selection criteria. Contact the organization of your choice directly for more information.

For Verdun: you can find the contact information here  Carte sur le logement social.

For Montréal:  see the list here répertoire de la Société d’habitation du Québec or contact the local housing committees of the area of your choice, see this list here liste des comités).