Who lives in non-profit housing?
Every type of person lives in non-profit housing. Many earn low or moderate incomes, some earn more. Some live alone, others live with their parents, children or extended family. Some identify as members of particular cultural communities or communities of interest, others don't. There's a wide range, like in any other community.
Because so many different types of people live in non-profit housing, some non-profit housing providers specialize in providing housing to particular groups of people. Over 40% of ONPHA members provide housing to seniors only. Others provide housing to people who require support, like the formerly homeless, frail elderly, and people living with mental illness, HIV/AIDS, or developmental or physical disabilities. Thirty-five of our members provide housing to First Nations people living off-reserve, representing 93% of such housing in the province.
Most of our members, however, provide housing to everyone who would like to live there.