Close the Housing Gap Campaign Gathers Momentum
The Close the Housing Gap campaign continues to gather momentum since its launch in June, 2013. The list of endorsers continues to grow and posters have appeared in Toronto and Ottawa bus shelters. A campaign rally on Parliament Hill drew support from 10 NDP and Liberal MPs. The City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing launched the Close the Housing Gap campaign with the goal of persuading the federal and provincial governments to continue funding social housing at existing levels and provide new, long-term funding for social housing capital repairs.
Affordable Housing Opportunities
City Development Fee Exemptions
Non-profit housing developers can qualify for exemptions from the City of Toronto's planning application and development fees. In this way, the City helps make new affordable rental housing even more affordable, please view Application for Fee Exemptions - New Non-Profit Affordable Housing (PDF)
How We Can Help
Who Does What: Poverty, Housing and Homelessness
A number of City Divisions offer assistance for residents coping with poverty, inadequate or unaffordable housing and homelessness. More information can be found in this handy list: City Divisions (PDF).
Aid for low-income homeowners
Low-income homeowners seeking assistance for health and safety repairs can access a variety of government, non-profit and private sector programs for assistance. The City of Toronto has prepared a brochure about these programs, please view Assistance for Lower-Income Homeowners (PDF).
Affordable Housing Office and Committee
This committee oversees Affordable Housing Office activities, which include directing federal/ provincial investments in affordable housing in partnership with private and non-profit developers.
- Quick facts: Poverty, housing and homelessness in Toronto (PDF)
- Regional Housing Data Bank
- New funding approach for Toronto Community Housing
- ONPHA Campaign
- Wigwamen, Fred Victor to operate Pan Am affordable housing
- Federal Funds Benefit Transitional Housing Residents
- Affordable Home Ownership Survey Report
- Opening Doors to Affordable Home Ownership
- Affordable Housing on Weston Road
- Green Funding