If someone moves in or moves out of your unit, you must let Toronto Seniors Housing know within 30 days.
How to add or remove someone from your rent-geared-to-income household:
1. Complete the Addition to Household Composition Request form.
- Complete the Addition to Household Composition Form (PDF) and review the Addition to Household Composition General Terms and Conditions.
- Paper copies are available at your Regional office.
- Call the Tenant Support Centre at 416-945-0800 to have a copy mailed to you.
2. Attach all supporting documents.
3. Send or bring the information to your Regional office.
If your request is approved:
- You may need to sign a new lease.
- Your rent will be recalculated based on your new household income.
- If a person was added to your household and was on the central wait list, he or she will be removed from the list.
Some conditions that must be met before another person can be added to your household include:
- He or she must be eligible for a rent-geared-to-income (RGI) subsidy.
- Adding the person must meet the City of Toronto’s Occupancy Standards (under the Toronto Municipal Code Property Standards section).
- Your account must be in good standing.
- The person(s) being added must not have been evicted from Toronto Senior Housing or Toronto Community Housing for an arrears-related issue in the last two years.
- The person(s) being added must not have been given a trespass notice and is no longer allowed on the property.
You must contact your Seniors Services Coordinator within 30 days of someone moving out of your home. If the person was on your lease, they will need to declare in writing that they are giving up on any and all interest in the unit. You may need to sign a new lease.
Addition to Household Composition Directive
- Be submitted to Toronto Seniors Housing within 30 days of household composition change
- Not be used to assist an individual to bypass the centralized waiting list or to assign the tenancy to another family
RGI Households – Limitations
- Toronto Seniors Housing may decline to add an individual to a RGI household if:
- Person(s) to be added does not meet basic eligibility criteria per social housing legislation
- Addition(s) to the household would result in non-compliance with Occupancy Standards, Toronto Municipal Code Property Standard
- Existing household has an outstanding balance, does not have a repayment agreement and/or is not up to date with repayments
- Person(s) to be added was evicted from Toronto Community Housing or Toronto Seniors Housing for a non-arrears issue in the last 2 years
RGI Households – Approved
- A new lease agreement must be signed by all household members who are 16 or older
- The rent will be recalculated based on the new total household income
- The new member(s) will be deemed adequately housed and will be removed from the centralized waiting list where applicable, with the exception of new member(s) added to a rooming house household
RGI Households – Denied
- Household may appeal to the Regional Manager in writing
- If person(s) to be added is not eligible for RGI subsidy, but household continues to allow the person(s) to live in the unit, the household will lose their RGI subsidy