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Apply for Housing Subsidy

Before you apply for a subsidy, contact us first if you’re at risk of losing housing.

We'll work with you to review your housing needs and set up services to assist you in finding the right affordable housing.

Urgent need for housing

If you are at risk of being evicted or losing your housing, contact us at 905-453-1300, or housinghelp@peelregion.ca and we will work with you to assess your needs.

When you receive a housing subsidy, the amount of money you pay for rent is based on your household income. This is also known as rent-geared-to-income.

You may apply for housing subsidy in Peel, even if you don't currently live in Peel.

The wait for housing subsidy in Peel is long, and you may have to wait for several years before you can receive subsidy.

While you are waiting, you can apply for housing subsidy in other regions outside of Peel without losing your spot. You can also look for affordable housing on your own. We'll still contact you when housing subsidy is available.

Do not re-apply if you've already applied for a housing subsidy in Peel or if you're already on the wait list. Find out how to update your wait list information.

Note to agencies: We will only accept online applications. We no longer accept paper copies, mailed or in person.

Step 1: Check your eligibility

To apply, you and everyone on your application (family including children) must:

Eligible unit size Maximum annual gross household income
Bachelor $41,000
1 Bedroom $53,000
2 Bedrooms $64,000
3 Bedrooms $66,000
4 Bedrooms $69,000
5 Bedrooms $77,000

Step 2: Apply online

When you apply, you'll need to know the income, assets and personal information for yourself and every person you are applying for.

If you receive an offer of subsidy, you will need to provide documentation to confirm your information at that time. It can take several years to receive an offer of subsidy.

Do not re-apply if you've already applied for a housing subsidy in Peel or if you're already on the wait list. Find out how to update your wait list information.

Apply online