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Regulation 367.43 and the Windsor Essex Local Rules provide limits on what can be required in CHR application and applies to the operation of the CHR.
1. CHR will not require a person to provide information or documents if the CHR is satisfied that the person is unable to do so.
2. CHR will not require information or documents to an application for subsidized housing where the applicant is homeless or hard to house and is assisted by a recognized support service agency and the agency informs CHR, in writing, that the agency is of the view that the applicant is unable to obtain or provide the information or documents requested by CHR.
3. CHR will not require information or documents t to an application that includes a request for inclusion in the special priority household category if the member of the household making the request believes that he or she or any other member of the household will be at risk of being abused by the abusing individual if he or she attempts to obtain the information or documents. Basic eligibility for rent-geared-to-income housing has the following requirements:
- Age, independence and Citizenship
- Maximum Household Income Limits (HILS)
- Amounts Owed by Household
- Previous RGI Criminal Conviction
- Occupancy Standards
One member of the household must be 16 years of age or older and able to live independently; and each member of the household must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- (i) is a Canadian citizen
- (ii) application for status as a permanent resident under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), or
- (iii) made a claim for refugee protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada).
One acceptable personal identification document must be attached to your application form for each member of the household as proof of status in Canada.
- A household is not eligible for rent-geared-to-income assistance if a removal order has become enforceable under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) against any member of the household.
- No member of the household can owe arrears to another social housing provider in Ontario unless there is an up to date repayment schedule in place;
- No household member or former member has convictions of rent-geared-to-income fraud or misrepresentation or a crime under the Criminal Code (Canada) in relation to rent-geared-to-income assistance within two years preceding the application for subsidized housing;
- Income under Household Income Limit (HILS).
- Be able to live independently or with support services in place iv) an individual is able to live independently if he or she can carry out the normal essential activities of day-to-day living, either on his or her own or with the aid of support services that the individual demonstrates will be provided when required.
- Other verification and/or documents based on individual circumstances upon request of CHR for the purposes of verifying eligibility (by example, kinship service/custody care arrangement)
ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION – Verification of Age, Independence and Citizenship
Any one of the following documents or confirmations:
1. Ontario Works benefit verification;
2. Ontario Disability Support Program benefit verification;
3. Canadian Birth Certificate;
4. Valid Canadian Passport;
5. Registered Indian Band Status;
6. Proof of Live Birth or Birth Registration in Canada;
7. Baptismal Certificate from Quebec or Newfoundland;
8. Canadian Citizenship Card;
9. Canadian Citizenship Certificate;
10. Canadian National Defence Card or other confirmation of Veteran status;
11. Written confirmation from a representative of a recognized support service agency, lawyer or legal clinic confirming that the applicant has applied for a replacement Birth Certificate;
12. Permanent Resident Card;
13. Proof from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship acknowledging an application has been made for Permanent Resident status in Canada;
14. Written confirmation from a representative of a recognized support service agency, lawyer or legal clinic confirming that the applicant applied for permanent status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
15. Immigration documents indicating Refugee Claimant status;
16. Written confirmation from a representative of a recognized support service agency, lawyer or legal clinic confirming that the member has made a claim for refugee protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
17. Acknowledgement of Convention Refugee Claim (Eligibility Certificate, Notice to Appear, Notice of Decision, Convention Refugee Document);
18. Immigration documents indicating Convention Refugee Landed Immigrant status including date of landing;
19. Canadian Citizenship Certificate or documentation from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship regarding the application for replacement of a Citizenship Card, or acknowledging application for Canadian Citizenship.
- 1. If the household is applying from a Housing with Support home, other supportive home or housing or hospital, or is in receipt of support services at the time of completing the CHR application, confirmation by phone, email or letter that the applicant has the ability to live independently or with the aid of support is required from a recognized support service agency or other relevant professional having knowledge of the household's circumstances is required;
- 2. Other documentation acceptable to the Manager of CHR.