York Region

Community Support, Affordable Housing

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Description & Services
Description Gives individuals, families and seniors with low to moderate income the opportunity to rent a home at a reduced cost 
 
Types of Social Housing Non-Profit Housing: 
Non-Profits are owned and operated by community-based, non-profit organizations * they are either self-managed or managed through a property management company * non-profit housing can be a mix of subsidized and market rent housing * market rent applicants must apply directly to the non-profit 
 
Co-operative Housing: 
Co-operative Non-Profits (PCO) are similar to other non-profit housing corporations, except each resident becomes a member and has a say in how the co-operative is operated * interested in co-operative housing, you must attend an information session * most co-operatives also require you to attend an interview with their membership committee before offering you housing * each member is expected to help in the day-to-day operations and the Board of Directors is established from members of the co-operative 
 
Housing York Inc: 
York Region has its own housing company that owns and operates subsidized and market rent housing units across York Region 
 
Rent Supplement: 
York Region has rent supplement agreements with various private landlords * rent supplement tenants pay rent-geared-to-income in regular rental apartments * York Region pays the landlord the difference between the tenant’s subsidized rent and the market rent cost for the unit 
 
Settlement Services: 
Translation services available over the phone * refugee claimants
Special Description See website link for full details on housing options and how to apply
Dates January-December
Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Eligibility You can apply for subsidized housing if: 
 
You are at least 16 years old; 
All household members are legal residents of Canada or refugee claimants; 
No household member owes money to any social housing provider; 
No household member is under a deportation, departure or exclusion order to leave Canada; 
No household member has been convicted of an offence related to rent-geared-to-income assistance; 
No household member has been found by a court of law or the Landlord and Tenant Board to have misrepresented their income for the purpose of rent-geared-to-income assistance; 
You must be able to live independently, with or without support services; 
For seniors’ accommodation, at least one person in the household must be 60 years old or older; 
You must provide documentation clearly indicating your legal right to be in Canada. This may include, but is not limited to: A copy of your Canadian birth certificate; Landed immigrant papers; Permanent resident card; Documents supporting your claim for refugee status 
 
Special Priority Status: 
Special priority status is reserved for applicants who have been abused by another individual residing in their household. In order for your request for special priority status to be considered, you must first meet the eligibility criteria for subsidized housing. To apply for special priority status you must complete the Request for Special Priority Form and have a qualified professional complete the Verification of Abuse Form. In addition, the professional must provide a letter describing the indicators of abuse applicable to the applicant’s situation. You must also provide proof that you are or were living with the abusive individual.
Application To apply for subsidized housing you must fill out an application form * to get an application form you can: have an application form mailed to you by calling: 1-888-256-1112; pick up an application form from York Region’s Housing Access Centre at 55 Eagle Street West, Newmarket; print the Application Form on the website and mail it 
 
There a Waiting List for Subsidized Housing: waiting times can vary greatly depending on the social housing community you apply to and the size of the unit you require * when you apply for housing your name is added to the waiting list based on your application date * there is a special priority policy for victims of domestic violence who need access to affordable housing to leave an abusive relationship * because of the long waiting list for social housing, York Region is working hard to increase the supply of affordable housing
Location, Telephone & Internet
Location Newmarket
Areas Served York Region
Address & Map
Housing Access Unit
17310 Yonge St, Unit 9
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7S1
 
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Major Intersection Yonge St / Davis Dr
Office Phone 905-830-4444
Toll Free Phone 1-877-464-9675
E-Mail accessyork@york.ca
Website www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/support/yr/housing/!ut/p/a1/jZBND4IwDIZ_kbROlF0nfgzUAPEg7mKmGYMEN4Mo0V_vNF796K3J87ZPCwJyEEZeKy3byhpZP3sx2kVsHnG-wDjxaYgMExaTgOJ0GThg
Search Category
Settlement Headings Housing ; Language
Subjects Housing ; Housing cooperatives ; Low income housing ; Refugees ; Subsidies
Other Details
Resources FAQ section on website
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial

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