Supportive Housing

The City recognizes the need to support and promote the provision of specialized housing for a diverse population, including persons with disabilities and those having special housing needs. Specialized housing is to be strategically located and integrated in the community to provide access to all public amenities, including transportation, parks and open spaces.

What is a Supportive Housing Residence?

A voluntary group living arrangement that provides boarding and lodging for persons with special needs arising from physical, mental and developmental challenges. It provides a resident care environment developed for personal rehabilitation of its residents through self-help and professional care.

There are two types of Supportive Housing Residences, Type 1 and Type 2.

A Supportive Housing Residence Type 1 is defined as a single dwelling unit in a residential dwelling of any kind that is licensed, approved, or funded under Federal or Provincial statute for the accommodation of 3 to 10 residents, exclusive of staff, that provides a group living arrangement under responsible supervision. A Supportive Housing Residence Type 1 does not include a Supportive Housing Residence Type 2, or have any correctional purpose.

A Supportive Housing Resident Type 2 is defined as a single dwelling unit that is licensed, approved or funded under Federal or Provincial statute for the accommodation of 3 to 10 residents, exclusive of staff, that provides housing and rehabilitation for persons on probation, parole, early or re-release, or any other form of executive, judicial or administrative release from a penal institution. A Supportive Housing Residence Type 2 shall not include a Supportive Housing Residence Type 1.

Stay Informed

If you would like to inquire about the City of Brampton’s registration process for Supportive Housing Residences, please contact:

Neil Chadda, MCIP, RPP Policy Planner II
Planning & Development Services Department

Key Forms and Documents

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