The Rent Supplement Program offers private landlords the opportunity to play a role in the provision of social housing. This program offers eligible rent-geared-to-income (RGI) applicants accommodation. The tenant pays the rent based on his or her income and the landlord receives a supplement for the balance of the market rent. The landlord enters into a Rent Supplement agreement specifying that Housing Services will:
- Refer potential RGI tenants to the landlord
- Calculate the rent to be paid by the tenant to the landlord
- Pay the rent supplement to the landlord
The landlord also completes the lease agreement with the tenant and the standard relationship between the landlord and tenant applies.