We Can Help You Pay Your Rent
You could receive financial assistance under the shelter allowance program if too much of your budget goes to rent and you are in one of the following situations:
- You are 53 years old or more and live alone.
- You or your spouse is 53 years old or more.
- You are a member of a low-income household (composed of workers, students, social assistance recipients, for example) with at least one dependent child.
Note that the eligibility age will be lowered one year at a time on October 1 of each year through 2015.
You may receive an allowance of up to $80, which is paid every month by cheque or direct deposit.
If you think you qualify for the shelter allowance program, contact us to request a Shelter Allowance Application or Renewal Form.