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Regulation 367.43 and the Windsor Essex Local Rules provide limits on what can be required in CHR application and applies to the operation of the CHR.

1. CHR will not require a person to provide information or documents if the CHR is satisfied that the person is unable to do so.

2. CHR will not require information or documents to an application for subsidized housing where the applicant is homeless or hard to house and is assisted by a recognized support service agency and the agency informs CHR, in writing, that the agency is of the view that the applicant is unable to obtain or provide the information or documents requested by CHR.

3. CHR will not require information or documents t to an application that includes a request for inclusion in the special priority household category if the member of the household making the request believes that he or she or any other member of the household will be at risk of being abused by the abusing individual if he or she attempts to obtain the information or documents. Basic eligibility for rent-geared-to-income housing has the following requirements:

One member of the household must be 16 years of age or older and able to live independently; and each member of the household must meet at least one of the following criteria:

One acceptable personal identification document must be attached to your application form for each member of the household as proof of status in Canada.

ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION – Verification of Age, Independence and Citizenship Any one of the following documents or confirmations:
1. Ontario Works benefit verification;
2. Ontario Disability Support Program benefit verification;
3. Canadian Birth Certificate;
4. Valid Canadian Passport;
5. Registered Indian Band Status;
6. Proof of Live Birth or Birth Registration in Canada;
7. Baptismal Certificate from Quebec or Newfoundland;
8. Canadian Citizenship Card;
9. Canadian Citizenship Certificate;
10. Canadian National Defence Card or other confirmation of Veteran status;
11. Written confirmation from a representative of a recognized support service agency, lawyer or legal clinic confirming that the applicant has applied for a replacement Birth Certificate;
12. Permanent Resident Card;
13. Proof from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship acknowledging an application has been made for Permanent Resident status in Canada;
14. Written confirmation from a representative of a recognized support service agency, lawyer or legal clinic confirming that the applicant applied for permanent status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
15. Immigration documents indicating Refugee Claimant status;
16. Written confirmation from a representative of a recognized support service agency, lawyer or legal clinic confirming that the member has made a claim for refugee protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
17. Acknowledgement of Convention Refugee Claim (Eligibility Certificate, Notice to Appear, Notice of Decision, Convention Refugee Document);
18. Immigration documents indicating Convention Refugee Landed Immigrant status including date of landing;
19. Canadian Citizenship Certificate or documentation from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship regarding the application for replacement of a Citizenship Card, or acknowledging application for Canadian Citizenship.

Independence

CHRWEC Offices will be closed every weekend and holidays.

Windsor Location

2470 Dougall Avenue, Unit 6
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
N8X 1T2

Phone: 519-254-6994
Fax: 519-254-9166

Essex Location

15 C Talbot Street North
Essex, Ontario, Canada
N8M 1A5

Phone: 519-776-4631
Toll Free: 1-800-265-6947
Fax: 519-776-5510

Office hours

Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday - CLOSED

CLOSED everyday from NOON until 1pm weekends and holidays

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