The Portable Housing Benefit for Special Priority Program Housing Category (PHB-SPP) is a financial benefit payable to the applicant to help pay rent. Applicants will continue to receive the benefit even if they move, as long as the address is within Ontario.
The benefit amount will be calculated based on average monthly rent and household income. (See Financial Information for details.) The program will be administered by the Province of Ontario.
Approximately 3,000 applicants will receive the benefit across Ontario. They are being allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants.
Once Access to Housing (Housing Connections) has approved your application it will be submitted to the province.
The province determines eligibility and the amount of the benefit.
Contact Service Ontario within 30 days if:
Provincial criteria determine the maximum household income someone can have in order to receive the portable housing benefit as well as the maximum and minimum benefit payments.
Housing Income Limits
|Number of Household Members||Income Limit|
|1 Household Occupant||$37,000|
|2 Household Occupants||$43,000|
|3 to 4 Household Occupants||$50,000|
|5 to 6 Household Occupants||$59,000|
|7+ Household Occupants||$70,000|
Maximum and minimum monthly benefit payments