Close the Housing Gap Campaign Kicks Off 2014 Activities
The Close the Housing Gap campaign has kicked off its second year of activities, which will include Advocacy Days on Parliament Hill and at Queen's Park.
As well, the 2014 campaign will spread its message through posters in bus shelters across Toronto and adjacent to Parliament Hill. A number of other actions are also planned.
The City and Toronto Community Housing launched the campaign to persuade the federal and provincial governments to continue funding social housing at existing levels and provide new, long-term funding for social housing capital repairs and new affordable housing.
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.