The Need

For housing to be truly "affordable," for people living on one of our provincial assistance programs, the rental amount must fall within their shelter portion:

Ontario Works (OW) 

Individual - $390/month

Couple - $494/month

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) 

Individual - $497/month

Couple - $781/month

The only way this has been possible is through Rent Geared to Income (RGI) apartments or subsidized housing. The waitlist for these types of government assistance are over 14 years in Simcoe County.