A Rent Supplement is a nominal subsidy paid to the landlord on behalf of a household in need of rental assistance.

Applicants will only be eligible for a maximum subsidy of up to 5 cumulative years – conditional upon funding – and the Applicant continues to qualify.

 Do I qualify?

Applicants may be eligible for rent supplement subsidy if:

  • They have assets under $12,000 (effective April 1, 2017)
  • They meet income requirements are per the current "Household Income Limits (HILS) and their current rent is below the current maximum market amounts

Household Income Limit

  • 1 bedroom: $31,000
  • 2 bedrooms: $37,500
  • 3 bedrooms: $40,500
  • 4 bedrooms: $50,000
  • Income limits are updated periodically in accordance with changes to the household income limits set out in Schedule 2 of Ontario Regulation 370/11 and the average market rents for the City of Cornwall and the Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. 
 How can I apply? 

In order to be added to the call list, applicants must complete an application and submit it to the Housing Access Centre for review. Applications can be picked up at the Housing Access Centre or accessed online.

Click here to access the Rent Supplement Pre-determination Form

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Housing Access Centre at 613-937-7521 ext. 3315 or email hac@cornwall.ca.

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340 Pitt Street - 3rd Floor
Cornwall, Ontario 
K6J 3P9
Phone: 613-937-7512 x0
Fax: 613-938-9734
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Housing Access Centre
340 Pitt Street - 3rd Floor
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3P9
Phone: 613-937-7512 x0
Fax: 613-938-9734
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