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Founded in 1988, ONPHA is an independent association funded and directed by its members.
We believe that secure, decent and affordable housing is a human right and fundamental social
determinant of health. It has the power to change lives and is the foundation of vibrant and
As advocates, we raise awareness of the critical role that affordable rental housing plays in
Ontario. As capacity builders, we educate our members and offer them the training and resources
they need to develop their skills and offer their tenants high-quality homes. As an association, we
bring our members together and recognize and celebrate their diversity and the incredible work
they do every day.
ONPHA is home to more than 700 non-profit housing providers. From Windsor to Cornwall,
Toronto to Thunder Bay, our members house more than 400,000 people in 163,000 homes
across 220 Ontario communities. They are a critical part of the fabric of every community
and provide decent, affordable homes to low and moderate income households. Many of our
members provide specialized housing and support services for Ontarians who need help to enjoy a