Get a personalized list of available benefits, including help with child care, employment, housing and living expenses.
If you have a support worker, they may be able to find support for your home; or you can contact a Housing Help Centre directly.
You may qualify for the Property Tax and Water Relief Programs if you are a low income senior or a low-income person with a disability
Tax and Water Relief applicants can only submit applications for their principal residence. In order to verify, the City requires that applicants provide an un-altered copy of their Notice of Assessment (NOA) to establish eligibility for the City’s Tax and Water Relief Programs.
High utility bills may put low income homeowners and tenants at risk. The programs listed below may be able to provide financial help. For more details on eligibility and applying contact the program directly.
People on Ontario Works may receive a one-time payment of up to $50 to reimburse the cost of items such as:
How to Apply
This benefit is for people who are receiving Ontario Works Assistance. To apply for this one-time payment, please speak to your Ontario Works caseworker. You will need to provide proof that you pay for the specific utility and provide receipts for the energy conservation item(s). This benefit is only paid as a reimbursement.
Who Can Apply
To be eligible, you must receive Ontario Works and:
Homeowners receiving Ontario Works Assistance may receive a one-time payment to buy smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors.
The following costs can be reimbursed:
To apply please speak to your caseworker. You will need to provide receipts for the safety item(s). This benefit is only paid as a reimbursement.
To be eligible, you must receive Ontario Works, own your home and provide receipts for these items. (Landlords are responsible for providing smoke alarms/smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for their rental units)
Due to insufficient provincial program funding, the Toronto Renovates Homeowners Program has been discontinued and is not expected to be reactivated.
City staff are in the process of contacting those who have submitted applications to inform them of the program discontinuation.