Help for low-income tenants to pay rent
The Canada-Ontario Housing Benefit is a monthly program to help with housing costs.
You can apply if:
- You’re on the social housing wait list, meet the criteria for being on the wait list, or you live in community housing.
- You’re not receiving a housing subsidy, or any other government-funded housing benefit other than social assistance shelter payments.
- You consent to being removed from the social housing wait list in Peel.
- You do not own or live in a home owned by a member of your household; if so, and you are approved for the program, then you must move out of the home within 90 days of being determined eligible.
Households that are already receiving Ontario’s Portable Housing Benefit – Special Priority Policy (PHB-SPP) do not need to apply. They will automatically be transitioned to this new program.
Households receiving any additional support from Housing Services at the Region of Peel will be asked to choose to receive just 1 benefit.
How to apply
Call us at 905-453-1300
You can apply online, but you will need to set up a Region of Peel account. Follow the application instructions.
Before you apply: