Haldimand & Norfolk
Rent geared to income (RGI) assistance is financial assistance provided to eligible households under legislated eligibility requirements to reduce the amount the household must otherwise pay to occupy a unit in a housing project [subsidized housing].
Norfolk County as the Service Manager for Haldimand and Norfolk Counties, is responsible for the administration and funding of 11 Social Housing Providers, and manages the Centralized Waiting List for all applicants for RGI assistance within Haldimand and Norfolk Counties. (source)
Eligibility RequirementsThe criteria is as follows:
At least one member of the household must be 16 years of age or older and able to live independently (Proof of Age must accompany the application)
All household members must be a Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant, or Refugee Claimant or have been granted Refugee status, with no outstanding removal, deportation or departure order enforceable under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Canada or have completed an application for permanent residency (Proof of Residency Status must accompany the application)
No member has been convicted of misrepresentation of income in relation to RGI assistance under the Criminal Code, by a Court of Law or Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal, within the past two years
Any member of the household named in this application that owns residential property suitable for year-round occupancy must agree to sell it within 6 months of being housed.
No current member of the household has outstanding Social Housing rental arrears in the Province of Ontario, or must be actively adhering to an approved repayment plan
Depending on family composition, a household must occupy a unit, which they are eligible for under local occupancy standards
Household members have pursued required sources of income
Changes in household income or composition must be reported within the required time of 30 business days.