Rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing is
rental housing in which the rent paid is determined by the household's
income, normally about 30% of the gross monthly household
income. Adjustments to RGI are made depending on what
utilities are included or not included in the rent. If
the household's income consists of social assistance,
rent is charged at a set amount, according to the kind of benefits
received and the number of people covered by social benefits. This
amount is based on the rent scale set by the government instead of a 30%
Administering rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing to tenants can be a
challenge and ONPHA is here to help. All of ONPHA's RGI
resources are listed below, including an on-line course, sample policies,
and rent calculation tips.
The Housing Services Act (HSA) sets out specific notification requirements for RGI applicants and tenants. The rules for proper notification for decisions are outlined in Housing Services Act, 2011 section 53(1) and O. Regulation 367/11 section 61.
The Ontario Works Act creates a program by which eligible Ontarians are provided with financial assistance and/or employment assistance. The province has, by regulation, designated municipalities and district social service administration boards to be the delivery agents for assistance in defined geographic areas. By 2018, the Provincial government plans to upload 100% of the cost of OW.
This cost-effective tool will save staff time and standardize your message. Includes clear narration and graphics, with a full-screen version in American Sign Language on each DVD. Also available as a 10-DVD pack.
Harry Fine, President of Landlord Solutions, discusses when and how to handle Landlord and Tenant Board evictions of RGI tenants who have knowingly and materially misrepresented their household income or no longer meet the qualification requirements for their unit. The webinar covers what forms to use, notice periods, and how to prepare and present your case at the Landlord Tenant Board.