Subsidized housing, or rent-geared-to-income (RGI) assistance, is available for eligible households.
RGI assistance means the amount of rent you pay is determined by your income; rent amounts are based on paying approximately 30% of your gross (before taxes) monthly household income. For example, if your household members make $1500 a month combined, your basic subsidized rent might be about $500 with adjustments for utilities.
The amount of rent paid by Ontario Works/Ontario Disability Support Program recipients is determined by a scale provided by Ontario’s Ministry of Community and Social Services in accordance with the Housing Services Act, 2011.
To qualify for rent-geared-to-income assistance you must meet the following criteria:
- You or someone in your household must be 16 years old or older and capable of living independently
- Each member of the household must be a Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / or have made a claim for refugee protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) and no removal orders have become enforceable against any member of the household
- You must not owe arrears for rent or damages to any social housing provider or have been found by the Rental Housing Tribunal or a court of law to have misrepresented income in relation to the receipt of rent geared-to-income assistance
- If you own a house, you must agree to put it up for sale upon offer to lease and sell within six months
Eligibility for rent-geared-to-income assistance varies from household to household, please contact Huron County Housing Services to see if you qualify.