Housing Units

Housing Units

The City has different types of rentals, depending on your need, finances and other eligibility criteria.

To find out if our housing options are the right fit for you, contact us:

For those who can pay rent but are struggling to find an affordable place…

The City of St. John’s operates 268 units which fall into this category. Tenants in this type of housing pay the lower end of market rent as determined annually by Newfoundland Labrador Housing, or 25% of their net income whichever is greater. Certain eligibility requirements are in place. Rents for these units depends on the number of bedrooms in the unit. A percentage of tenants in these properties are subsidized and the subsidy depends on the availability of funds. Usually 15 per cent of the units in each housing project receive a subsidy at any given time. Utility costs are the responsibility of the tenant.
Our Properties:

  • 30 Hamilton Avenue (64 two-bedroom apartments; 1 one-bedroom)
  • 179-229 Forest Road (26 townhouses consisting of three-bedroom and four-bedroom)
  • Rawlin’s Cross (25 apartments consisting of one-bedroom and two-bedroom)
  • Fahey’s Row (off Cookstown Road) (5 one-bedroom and 5 three-bedroom)
  • 66-92 Alexander Street/131-153 Hamilton Avenue (24 semi-detached townhouses; three-bedroom and four-bedroom)
  • 2-16 Carnell Street/2-32 Larkin’s Square (four townhouses and 20 semi-detached town houses; three-bedroom and four-bedroom)
  • 65-79 Carter’s Hill/12-34 Goodview Street (20 apartments, three-bedroom and four-bedroom)
  • 1-29 Sebastian Court (next to City Hall) (29 townhouses, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and four-bedroom)
  • 15-39 Cuckhold’s Cove Road (13 three-bedroom town houses and semi-detached)

In addition, there are 32 apartments/houses in the Infill Housing Program located in various areas throughout the City.
For those who need a more affordable option…

The City of St. John’s operates 156 housing units which fall into this category. Rent Geared to Income units are targeted specifically at individuals and families of low income. Rents in these units are based strictly on 25 per cent of net monthly income. Heat is included in the rent and there is a small surcharge for lights.

Persons in need of housing should submit their applications and a determination will be made as to their eligibility for this program. Generally, applications are placed on a waiting list and inspections will be carried out on applicant’s present accommodations.

Our Properties:

  • 151-141 Hamlyn Road (26 semi-detached three and four-bedroom townhouses)
  • 1-19 Rockcrest Court (off Gear Street) (19 two and three-bedroom townhouses)
  • 1-15 Bastow Court/1-11 Mifflin Court (Brookfield Road) (26 townhouses – one, two and three bedrooms, four designated disabled)
  • 49-51 Cochrane Street (11 one-bedroom apartments for non-elderly singles)
  • 174 Campbell Avenue (11 one and two-bedroom apartments, three designated for disabled and eight designated for seniors)

An additional 63 apartments/houses are provided through Infill housing located in the downtown area.

For seniors and single individuals who make less than $32,500 a year…

The City of St. John's operates 52 affordable one-bedroom housing units in the Pleasantville and Convent Square areas. These units are for single individuals and seniors with an income of $32,500 or less upon move in.