The City of Windsor, as the designated service manager responsible for the administration and funding of housing programs in the region, has a 10-year Housing and Homelessness Master Plan for Windsor-Essex.

The Plan identifies the range of housing challenges in Windsor-Essex, analyzes how housing and homelessness programs are currently delivered, and puts forward actions aimed at meeting the housing and support needs of all residents.

The purpose of this plan is to provide a comprehensive approach to delivering a system of housing and homelessness service. The plan includes strategies to reduce gaps; sets targets; increases awareness and access to affordable and safe housing; implements measures to prevent homelessness; and includes the non-profit and private sectors in the planning.

In 2018, the Mayor and Council approved a $39-million project coordinated by the Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation to introduce the 145-unit Meadowbrook project. This is the City of Windsor’s first affordable housing investment in nearly 30 years. The project is expected to be ready for occupancy in August 2022.