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Windsor-Essex Housing Connections (WEHC)

Windsor-Essex Housing Connections (WEHC) is a partnership of agencies who work together to help people find affordable, rental housing and end the cycle of homelessness. As there are a number of agencies that help people find appropriate housing, please read carefully below to determine which agency will best meet your housing needs at this time.

Housing First Program

Through the Housing First Program, Family Services Windsor-Essex (FSWE) helps people with the greatest level of need find affordable rental housing. FSWE works with people who have been chronically homeless (ie 6+ months) and have a significant mental health and/or addiction concerns.

Housing First Workers also provides these clients with weekly advocacy and support for up to three years. We connect people with other agencies to help deal with mental health or addiction issues. Our goal is to help maintain the tenancy and reduce issues of safety and security for people who are chronically homeless.

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For more information about our Housing First Program contact us at 1-888-933-1831.


Finding Affordable Rental Housing and Housing Response Program

Listed below are local agencies that help people who do not required the intensive support of the Housing First Program, but who are looking for:

  • Safe, affordable rental housing
  • Community based private market housing
  • Landlord/tenant resolution and tenancy support
  • Supports to maintain housing in the community
    *Note: people (may or may not) be homeless and/or have mental health and addiction issues

Housing Information Services (HIS)

Housing Information Services (HIS)

Call 519-254-4824 for help in Windsor and surrounding areas.
Located at 3450 Ypres Ave #200, Windsor, ON N8W 3P6.
Visit hiswindsor.ca

Access County Community Support Services (ACCESS)

Accessible County Community Support Services (ACCESS)

Call 519-324-0990 for help across Essex County.
Located at 310 Sherk St. E. Leamington, ON N8H 3L1.
Visit accesscounty.ca

Can Am Indian Friendship Centre

CAN-AM Friendship Centre

Call 519-253-3243 help for indigenous people living in Windsor and Essex County.
Located at 2929 Howard Avenue Windsor ON N8X 4W4.
Visit caifc.ca

Eligibility Criteria

Housing First Program – People who have been chronically homeless (ie 6+ months) and have a significant mental health and/or addiction concerns are eligible for the Housing First Program through Family Services Windsor-Essex.

All other people needing assistance with affordable, rental housing can contact one of the following agencies: Housing Information Services, Accessible County Community Support Services and/or CAN-AM Friendship Centre for assistance.

Windsor-Essex Housing Connections (WEHC) Partnership Teams include:

Service Coordinators, Housing Response Workers, Housing First Workers, Outreach Workers, Peer Support Workers, Landlord Developers and Hoarding Response Workers.

Windsor-Essex Housing Connections (WEHC) Partnership Agencies:

WEHC partnership agencies work to end the cycle of homelessness. The Partnership is led by by Family Services Windsor-Essex, in collaboration with Housing Information Services, Accessible County Community Support Services and/or CAN-AM Friendship.


Call 1-888-933-1831