To apply for Rent-Geared-to-Income housing, create an online account in MyAccesstoHousingTO. Through your online account, you can apply for and manage your application for Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) housing in Toronto.
MyAccesstoHousingTO provides a convenient and secure way to manage your application on your smartphone, tablet or computer. In your MyAccesstoHousingTO account, you can:
If you need additional support with your application or you are a newcomer in need of assistance, go to Help for RGI Applicants.
To complete your application, you will need:
Secondary school students:
While completing your application, you can express interest in the City’s Commercial Rent Supplement program, which provides an RGI subsidy to eligible households in specific private market rental buildings. Eligibility rules for the program are the same as RGI in social or co-operative housing, which are set by the Province of Ontario under the Housing Services Act.
Applicants interested in the program must select the ward(s) they are interested in when applying for Rent-Geared-to-Income housing. This will add them to the waiting list for all rent supplement units within those wards. Once an applicant reaches the top of the Centralized Waiting List and housing becomes available, City staff will contact the applicant to make an offer.
Applicants are then provided the address of the RGI unit for viewing and will have the opportunity to choose whether they want to accept or refuse the offer. If the offer is accepted, the landlord must also approve the applicant.
Once a household moves in tenants pay their portion of the rent directly to the landlord. There are approximately 2,500 housing units in the Commercial Rent Supplement program secured through agreements with approximately 200 landlords.
To request a modified unit, or an additional bedroom for an overnight caregiver or storing eligible medical equipment, you and your physician must complete the appropriate form:
For additional support, go to Help for RGI Applicants.