Affordable Housing

Creating and maintaining affordable housing is one of the City of Toronto's key priorities. The Affordable Housing Office expedites affordable housing development, facilitates the development of new policy and works in partnership with the federal and provincial governments and the private and voluntary sectors on a range of initiatives. City Council established the Affordable Housing Office and the Affordable Housing Committee in 2005.

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Close the Housing Gap 2014

Planning a community event this summer? Make the Close the Housing Gap campaign part of it. We can provide buttons, posters, brochures and petitions or set up the campaign booth at your event. Contact Nicole Stewart at nstewar@toronto.ca or 416-392-4223.

Close the Housing Gap 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

Financial Assistance

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.

Application/Information Sheet (PDF)

Home Ownership Assistance

The City of Toronto works with a number of groups that provide affordable home ownership opportunities.

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

Affordable Housing 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.