Distribution of social and community housing

Last updated April 9, 2024
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Want to know how many social housing units there are on the island of Montréal? See which neighbourhoods are best served by low-cost housing, non-profits or housing co-ops? Read this report.


As of December 31, 2021:

  • There are 63,740 social and community housing units (dwellings) in the Montréal urban agglomeration in 2021, including 61,654 in the municipality of Montréal.
  • Nearly 34% of social housing is low-income (HLM) housing. There are 10,787 HLM units for seniors and 9,862 for singles under the age of 60 and families.
  • 31.4% of social housing units are operated by non-profit housing organizations and almost a quarter (23.9%) are housing co-ops.
  • Of the non-HLM public housing units (6,856), 67.5% are owned by the SHDM.

Want to know more? The document below lists the social and community housing units by district, borough and neighbouring municipality in Montréal.