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How to Apply

Criteria for applying:

In order to apply for housing with Alfred Haenchen Co-operative Homes Inc., you must be:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee claimant
  • A permanent resident of Ontario immediately prior to occupancy with no principal residence outside of Ontario
  • Without any outstanding debts to a social housing provider

Application Process:

In order to apply for membership, you must complete an application, which is available at the Alfred Haenchen Co-op office during office hours or by clicking on the link below.

If you are applying for a geared-to-income unit, this will occur after you have already completed the Region of Waterloo's application process and come to the top of the co-op's waiting list.

For information on how to apply through the Region of Waterloo, visit their website at http://region.waterloo.on.ca/ and click on Housing under the Living Here menu.

For a market value unit, this is the first step in the application process. You will be contacted when a townhouse unit is coming available. Because our units are in high demand, there may be a 3-6 month wait for a unit to become available.

Before a person is approved for membership, a financial check and a reference check will be done, and an interview will be conducted by two trained co-op volunteers. This is to ensure that every prospective Co-op member looking to live at Alfred Haenchen Co-operative Homes fully understands what it means to live co-operatively and what is expected of them after they move in. In some cases, applications are denied. If this happens, applicants may appeal to the Board of Directors to reverse the decision.