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Policy brief

Three recommendations for the Ontario government on household income and asset limits for rent-geared to-income (RGI) assistance

Published on 28/04/2021

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This policy brief is based on Maytree’s submission to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding proposed amendments to Ontario Regulations 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 related to Required Local Eligibility Rules, set out in Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020.

On February 16, 2021, Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) proposed regulation changes that would require all municipalities to have income and asset limits when determining eligibility for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing in the province. As part of the process, MMAH asked for comments in relation to the proposed amendments.

This policy brief provides an overview of the intent of MMAH’s proposed regulation changes and demonstrates that they do not help achieve the overall policy goal MMAH has articulated.

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Topic(s)

Housing and homelessness, Income security

Summary

This policy brief provides an overview of and comments on the intent of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s proposed regulation changes to household income and asset limits for RGI assistance.