Who We Are and What We Do
Charitable Non-profit Affordable Housing Development and Management
Zerin Development Corporation (Zerin) is a charitable non-profit developer and manager of affordable housing units in Ontario. Incorporated in 1977 and sponsored by Community of Christ faith group, Zerin is organized to relieve poverty by providing accommodation for people living on low income. We believe that mixing tenants on low income (paying rent-geared-to-income) with tenants paying market rent, is beneficial for all tenants and for the community as a whole.
Zerin is well known for promoting a sense of respectful community in its housing initiatives. Zerin's formula for success is a compassionate, experienced, thoughtful management team guided by a committed, qualified, supportive Board of Directors, all of whom embrace Zerin's vision and mission.
Zerin's first housing project in 1978 was an acquisition/rehabilitation of a 15-unit apartment building in Toronto. Some refugee families who escaped oppressive regimes in Central and South American countries became its first tenants, forming a supportive community for one another. While this apartment building is no longer managed by Zerin, it continues to house some next-generation members of those original families.
Zerin's second housing project in 1984 was a new construction of a 40-unit apartment building in London for seniors. Despite the building being 33 years old, it is in excellent condition and well maintained. Zerin Place is highly regarded for its appearance, its outstanding management and its strong financial position. Zerin Place is meant to be 'a place to call home' for its senior tenants and they stay on average for over nine years.
Our Vision, Mission and Our Values
Zerin has always strived towards creating respectful communities where people live in dignity with hope and joy. This vision still rings true today. Zerin's Leadership Committee refreshed our mission and values to best align these foundational elements and position Zerin to achieve our desired future. Learn more about Our Vision, Mission and Our Values