Like other seniors, many tenants in social housing would like to remain in their homes for as long as possible. This paper examines aging in place approaches for low-income seniors through the lens of Ontarians living in social housing.
This report addresses the challenge of unsupported tenancies, highlighting successful initiatives across the province and providing detailed recommendations to ensure that all tenants are able to enjoy a secure home in a healthy community.
Ontario is facing an affordable housing crisis. This paper examines why rental assistance programs have risen in use by the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, and discusses the benefits and consequences of these programs.
The connections between affordable housing investment and economic growth are well recognized. In this report, ONPHA highlights the business case for investing in affordable housing in Northern and Southwestern Ontario communities.
This report identifies two sets of reforms to Ontario’s rent-geared-to-income (RGI) system to streamline administration, simplify and reduce delivery and oversight costs, and generate better outcomes for households in need of housing assistance.
Hundreds of thousands of Ontario homes fail to meet the standards of housing adequacy. This report uses a number of proven policy tools to outline an ambitious ten-year plan to eliminate Persistent Core Housing Need and homelessness in the province.
This paper examines the working relationship between supportive housing providers and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and offers recommendations to improve collaboration and coordination.
Data from the 2011 National Household Survey (released in September 2013) shows increased rental demand in Ontario as affordability problems persist. This paper provides an overview of current housing trends in Ontario, emphasizing rental sectors.
A lack of affordable housing limits opportunity for many Ontarians. This report offers a broad retrospective on sector trends and issues over the last two decades and illustrates the need for affordable rental housing in Ontario.
The housing first approach requires that service managers help those experiencing homelessness to access and maintain affordable housing. This paper examines the impact this has on our sector and offers steps the Province can take to ensure success.
The Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy and the Housing Services Act, 2011 make service managers responsible for the delivery of housing and homelessness services in Ontario. This paper explores key considerations for the creation of their plans.