The Housing and Community Services Department offers many programs and services including housing to support residents of the District of Parry Sound.
Social housing units are owned and operated by local housing, non-profit or co-operative housing corporations. In the District, there is one local housing corporation owned by the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board (Parry Sound District Housing Corporation) and four non-profits (Parry Sound Municipal Non-Profit, Golden Sunshine Municipal Non-Profit in Powassan, and two federal projects – Fell Homes in Burk’s Falls, and Georgian Bay Native Non-profit Housing in Parry Sound). The province regulates social housing through the Housing Services Act (HSA) as well as the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA).
The District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board owns and operates 209 units in the District through the Parry Sound Housing Corporation. All of these units are 100% rent-geared-to-income (RGI), and are a mix of types (54 family units, 105 single units, and 50 senior units).
In addition to the DSSAB stock, there are 164 units of non-profit housing stock in the District. Of the total, 56 are market units and 108 units are RGI with a breakdown of type as follows: 72 family units, 89 senior units, and 3 individual units.