Responsible for the funding and administration of social
housing programs in the City of Toronto, the Social Housing Unit makes sure that housing providers adhere to program requirements; establishes operating
policies and provides housing organizations with advice and guidance. Applications for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) assistance
are processed through Housing Connections’
centralized waiting list. How
refers to non-profit or co-operative housing communities where some
or all the rents are subsidized. Households pay about
30% of gross income on shelter. Social housing accounts for almost
72% of the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration's 2011 budget.
The City administers more than 90,000 units of social housing in Toronto.
On behalf of taxpayers, the Social Housing Unit ensures that owners are complying with
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Types of Social
Housing Administered by the City of Toronto
Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), a non-profit corporation
owned by the City of Toronto. TCHC is governed by a Board of Directors
appointed by City Council.
non-profit housing owned and operated by community-based non-profit
corporations, such as churches, seniors' organizations and ethno-cultural
housing is owned and operated by community-based non-profit
co-operative corporations, whose members are residents of the
co-operative. Some co-ops (federally sponsored) are administered
thorough the Agency
for Co-operative Housing.
rent supplement programs, provide Rent-Geared-to-Income
(RGI) assistance to households in privately owned or non-profit
buildings. The City pays the landlord the difference between RGI
rent and the market rent for the unit.
allowance programs give time limited, fixed amount assistance
In order to
be offered a subsidized unit in social housing, you must have an
active application on Housing Connections’ centralized waiting
Social housing is "tied in knots"
Everyone agrees: well-funded, well-managed social housing is essential
for communities to be socially and economically viable. And although
Toronto has done what it can to protect the valuable asset, the
social housing stock continues to be at risk. A number of issues
are converging to bring us to the breaking point. Read the complete
staff report. Get the fast facts: Toronto
social housing by the numbers.
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