AFFORDABLE AND SOCIAL HOUSING Management

Arnsby Property Management believes that all individuals have the right to housing; we have been providing management services to non-profit housing providers for several decades. We work along with the Board of Directors who form Housing Corporations with a mission to provide safe, affordable housing for the community.

Arnsby Property Management has developed strong relationships with the Housing Access Centre (HAC), Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) and local municipalities to ensure affordable housing within the community. Our portfolio includes various types of apartments, townhouses consisting of affordable, non-profit and cooperative projects. Our knowledgeable teams have taken Projects in Distress into thriving communities.

Arnsby Property Management is well versed with the Social Housing Act and is confident in our ability to provide our clients with the highest level of service.

How to Apply for Social Housing

Your Local Housing Access Centre (HAC) provides information, takes applications and maintains the waitlist on behalf of the housing providers for social housing. To apply for social housing you must complete an Application package for Rent-Geared-To-Income housing.

To qualify for social housing applicants must:

  • Be 16 years of age or older and be able to live independently.
  • Each member must be a Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant, or Refugee Claimant.
  • No member of the household has a deportation order, departure or exclusion order under the Immigration Act.
  • No member of the household owes arrears, for either rent or damage to any social housing provider.

Overview Steps on how to apply for Social Housing Rent-geared-toincome housing:

Step one

  • The Application package consists of the following three (3) categories: Adult (household with no dependents), Family (household with dependents) and seniors (household age 60+ or 65+).
  • Main Application for RGI Housing Form
  • Building Selection Forms

Step Two

  • You may qualify for Special Priority Status or Urgent Status.
  • Priority Forms
  • Urgent Application Forms
  • Request for Urgent Homeless Status Form
  • Request for Urgent Medical Status Form
  • Request for Urgent Social Status Form
  • Additional Application Forms

Step Three

Submit your forms and documents to your local Housing Access Centre. It takes several weeks for an application to be processed. Once you have been determined eligible for social housing you will be placed on the waiting list for each building complex you selected. Due to high demand for subsidized housing the wait may take several years.

Links to your local Housing Access Centre

London:
City of London Housing Division http://www.london.ca/residents/Housing/Pages/default.aspx
Housing Access Center London (HAC) https://www.london.ca/residents/Housing/Finding-Housing/Pages/Social-Housing.aspx
Finding Social and Affordable Housing in London http://www.london.ca/residents/Housing/Finding-Housing/Pages/default.aspx

Region of Waterloo:
Region of Waterloo Housing https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/regional-government/housing.aspx
Applying for Social Housing in the Region of Waterloo https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/living-here/resources/Housing-Services/Guide-to-Applying-for-Community-Housing-Accessible.pdf

Woodstock:
Oxford County Social and Affordable Housing: http://www.oxfordcounty.ca/Services-for-You/Human-Services/Shelter-and-Housing/Find-Housing

St. Thomas:
St. Thomas Social Housing https://www.stthomas.ca/living_here/st_thomas_elgin_social_services/social_housing
Applying for Social Housing in St. Thomas https://www.stthomas.ca/living_here/st_thomas_elgin_social_services/social_housing/social_housing_faqs

Chatham-Kent:
Chatham-Kent Housing Services https://www.chatham-kent.ca/health-social-services/housing-services/about-chatham-kent-housing-services
Applying for Social Housing in Chatham-Kent https://www.chatham-kent.ca/health-social-services/housing-services/housing-programs/Rent-Geared-To-Income

Bruce County:
Housing Services https://brucecounty.on.ca/housing-services
Applying for Social Housing in Bruce County https://brucecounty.on.ca/services/human-services/apply-housing

Social Housing Living in Southwestern Ontario

Please find below some helpful references provided by Arnsby Property Management. Have questions about these or other issues? Contact our office for more information or to discuss how we can be assistance.

Residential Tenancies Act, 2006

Housing Services Act

Landlord and Tenant Board

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Forms relating to your Tenancy

Please find below some helpful references provided by Arnsby Property Management. Have questions about these or other issues? Contact our office for more information or to discuss how we can be of assistance.

Pre-Authorized Payment Form

Income and Assets Verification Form for Rent Geared-to-Income Assistance (London)

Summary of Lease/Renewal

Arnsby Property Managements’ goal is to work along with the Board of Directors to achieve safe, affordable housing for the community. Our Team is Geared to Income Administration certified under the Housing Service Act and our continuous education on Risk Management, Building Condition Assessment, Replacement Reserve Fund Study and other related courses offered by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) is the key to our success.

Arnsby Property Management believes continuous interaction with the Board of Directors regarding Governance, Procedures and Policies contributes to our success. Every Board of Directors has an important role and Arnsby Property Management works together to provide housing for the community. We are confident in our ability to provide our clients with the highest level of service.

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