Housing Options

DRRSB Owned Properties

Public Housing

District of Rainy River Services Board (DRRSB) is responsible for all public housing in the Rainy River District. The DRRSB directly owns and operates 296 units.  Units are found across the region from Rainy River to Atikokan.

Housing is provided to all types of low income households – families, seniors and singles. All tenants pay rent based on income.

For more specific information on housing units available please refer – Locations/Units.

Non-Profit Housing

Non-Profit Housing

There are currently ten providers of Non-Profit Housing throughout the district, these providers own and manage their projects. Both have independent Boards to manage their projects. Operating agreements are the basic contract between the Ministry and the Non-Profit Corporation and projects are developed under a number of different non-profit housing programs. For more specific information on Non-Profit Housing units available please refer to the Tab – Locations/Units.

Rent Supplement


The Rent Supplement Program offers rent-geared-to-income accommodations in privately owned buildings throughout the Rainy River District.  A “rent supplement” is a subsidy provided to landlords to bridge the gap between the market rent for the unit and amount the tenant can pay based on their income. For example, if the market rent on a unit is $600 per month and the tenant’s rent according to their income is $200, the rent supplement portion paid to the landlord on a monthly basis would be $400.


Landlords who are interested in Rent Supplement can get more information by contacting the Integrated Services Manager (Housing Lead) at 274-5349 ext. 230 or toll free at 1-800-265-5349.


Renters wishing to apply for residence at an existing DRRSB Rent Supplement unit should contact the DRRSB at 274-5349 or toll free at 1-800-265-5349. For more specific information on units available through Rent Supplement please refer to – Locations/Units.



For further information on any of the housing units please contact the DRRSBB at:

450 Scott Street
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 1H2

Phone: 274-5349
Fax: 274-0678

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