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 age of the building, 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 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


Development site where new housing project is being constructed at 440 Clarke Road in London Ontario. The Government of Canada through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is pleased to have contributed to this project. Stained glass window designed by Scotty Giffen depicting a mountain, at Zerin Place Senior Apartments in London Ontario, an affordable housing development in London Ontario by Zerin Development Corporation. Zerin Place Seniors Apartment, view from the parking lot. Zerin Place Seniors Apartments - an affordable housing development in London Ontario by Zerin Development Corporation Photo of a field green with meadow grasses and flowers. Proposed site where new planned housing project to be constructed in East London. A planned affordable housing project. Photo of tractor on construction site. Construction of foundation/ground floor units at Zerin Place - an affordable housing development project in London Ontario Architect's rendering of proposed housing project in East London, street view. Zerin Place Seniors Apartments - Plaque presented for 20 years tenancy. Proposed affordable Housing development project in London Ontario - proposed rendering Photo of church in Autumn. Community of Christ, Woodfield Congregation in London Ontario A 4th floor sitting place to quietly reflect, read or visit, at Zerin Place, London Ontario, an affordable housing development by Zerin Development Corporation Zerin Place Seniors Apartments under construction - an affordable housing development in London Ontario by Zerin Development Corporation Photo of a large gathering. Official opening ceremony at Zerin Place on December 1, 1985. London Ontario. Photo of building from front entrance. From this view of front of building Zerin Place resembles a mountain. Zerin Place Seniors Apartments in London Ontario, a Zerin housing development. Zerin Place Seniors Apartments - Tenants enjoy some cake and coffee.

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