Am I Eligible?
To be eligible for Social Housing you must meet all the following criteria:
- At least one member of the household is 16 years old or older and able to live independently, and;
- Each member of the household 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:
You can start the application process by printing the application online or pick up a hard copy in one of our area offices. Please ensure copies of all relevant documents are provided with the completed and signed application (can we place a hyperlink to the application).
When your application is received, eligibility will be determined and you will receive a letter advising that you are on the ADSAB centralized waitlist for the units/areas you have been deemed eligible for.
Once your name becomes first on the centralized waitlist, 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 Service Worker. You will be required to provide updated income and asset information as well as complete and 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 given an appointment day and time to meet with the Residential Properties Supervisor to read over and sign your Tenancy Agreement, pay your first month’s rent, and make arrangement to receive your unit keys.