Helps make your rent more affordable.
If you receive a housing subsidy, the amount of money you pay for rent is based on your household income. This is also known as a Rent Geared to Income (RGI) subsidy.
How much rent you pay and what is required to maintain your eligibility for housing subsidy is set by the Ontario government through the Housing Services Act, 2011. Peel Region manages the housing subsidy on behalf of the Ontario government.
You may be eligible for a subsidy if:
- You can live independently with or without support services.
- You are over 16 years old.
- You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or a refugee claimant, or you are applying to become a permanent resident.
- You are not under a removal order to leave Canada.
- You do not owe money to any social housing provider in Ontario, or you have an agreement to repay this money.
- You have income and assets that are within Peel’s allowable limits.
- Peel’s asset limits are $50,000 for a single person and $75,000 for a family
- Peel’s income limits or maximums for the following unit types are:
- Bachelor unit $44,000
- 1-bedroom $53,000
- 2-bedroom $59,500
- 3-bedroom $67,000
- 4-bedroom or larger $73,000
Currently, the waitlist for housing subsidy in Peel is long, and it may be several years before you can receive your subsidy. Other affordable housing options may be more suitable to you.
You can complete the housing services screening tool to have your name added to the subsidy waitlist. You no longer are required to complete a PATH application, your screening will be your application
If you would like to apply for housing services in Peel but do not currently live in Peel, call 905-453-1300.
If you’ve applied for a housing subsidy
While you are waiting, you can apply for housing subsidy in other regions outside of Peel without losing your spot. You can also look for affordable housing on your own. We'll still contact you when housing subsidy is available.
Do not re-apply
If you've already applied for a housing subsidy in Peel or if you're already on the wait list, find out how to update your wait list information.
Note to agencies
We will only accept online applications. We no longer accept paper copies, mailed or in person.
The housing services screening tool replaces the online and paper PATH applications. We are no longer able to accept paper copies, mailed or in person.
Staff will contact you to obtain any required supplemental documents as needed.
Help with housing
Our new housing screening tool can help us find the right services for you.