Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for Social Housing you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • At least one member of the household is 18 years of age or older and able to live independently, and;
  • Each member of the household must meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Is a Canadian citizen,
    • Has made an application for status as permanent resident under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, (Canada), or
    • Has made a claim for refugee protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), and;
  • You or any member of the household do not owe arrears with respect to a previous tenancy in any housing program throughout the province of Ontario, and;
  • You or any member of the household have not been convicted of an offence in relation to rent-geared-to-income assistance by a court of law of the Landlord and Tenant Board.

NOTE:  an individual is able to live independently if he or she can carry out the normal essential activities of day-to-day living, either on his or her own or with the aid of support services that the individual demonstrates will be provided when required.

How to apply:

The  application process can be started by printing the application online or picking up a hard copy at one of our area offices. Please ensure copies of all relevant documents are provided with the completed and signed application. All applications can be found at the bottom of this page.

Upon receipt of your application, eligibility will be determined and you will receive a letter advising that you have been placed on the  ADSAB centralized waitlist for the units/areas you have been deemed eligible.

Once your name becomes first on the centralized waitlist and a unit becomes available, you will be contacted for an offer of a unit. When you have accepted this unit, you will have an appointment to meet with a Client Services Worker. You will be required to provide updated income and asset information as well as complete an Income and Assets Household Composition Form in order to complete your rent-geared-to-income (RGI) rent calculation.

After your RGI rent has been determined, you will be provided with an appointment to meet with the Residential Properties Supervisor to review and sign your Tenancy Agreement, pay your first month’s rent, and make an arrangement to receive your unit keys.

Please see our FAQ section for any other questions or contact the office for further assistance.


Appeal Process

Please contact your local office for information about the appeal process.

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