Halton Access to Community Housing (HATCH)
Halton Region's subsidized housing program, also known as rent-geared-to-income (RGI), provides safe, well-maintained rental housing for individuals and families with low and moderate incomes. Halton Region includes: Acton, Milton, Burlington, Oakville and Georgetown (for seniors only). (source)
Eligibility RequirementsIn order to be eligible for rent-geared-to-income housing, applicants (including all members of the household that will live with you) must meet the following criteria:
At least one member of the home must be 16 years of age or older.
The household is able to take care of themselves (with or without the help of a support service agency).
All household members are legal residents of Canada. This includes:
Individuals with landed immigrant or permanent resident status
or refugee claimants
People who are under an enforceable deportation, departure or exclusion order are not eligible.
No member of the household owes money to another social housing provider anywhere in the province.
No member has been convicted within the last 24 months of an offence under section 55 of the Housing Services Act, 2011 which states: No member of a household shall knowingly obtain or receive rent-geared-to-income (RG) assistance for which the household is not eligible. A person shall not knowingly aid or abet a member of a household to obtain RGI assistance for which the household is not eligible.
If convicted of one of the above offences, a person is liable to a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for a term no more than six months, or to both.
No member has been convicted within the last 24 months of a crime under the Criminal Code (Canada) in relation to the receipt of RGI assistance.