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Subsidized Independent Senior Housing in Ontario

Province: ON

In Ontario, if you are on a limited income and need to relocate a place that has rent geared to income, you may want to look at ‘Seniors Affordable Housing’ structures that are managed by local municipalities (which are the responsibility of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing). Contact information for Service Managers across Ontario who manage the social housing programs (there are 47 each assigned to a different municipality/area) can be found at www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page1202.aspx or you can phone your municipality and ask for your local Service Manager. They can discuss waiting lists, applications, cost factors and any other questions you may have about social housing in your area. You may also wish to check the websites for AdvantAge Ontario (www.advantageontario.ca), The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (www.onpha.on.ca) or Housing Connections (www.housingconnections.ca) to find out about additional options for (subsidized) independent seniors’ housing.

Esther Goldstein, B.Sc., B.S.W., RSW

connect@seniorcareaccess.com

 

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