Most co-ops have a waiting list of people who
would like to move into the co-op. These lists are usually divided
into two categories:
• people who can pay the full or "market"
• people who will need a subsidy.
Subsidy (or rent supplement) is money that the
government pays to help lower the rents for people with low incomes.
Each co-op has an agreement with the government that outlines the
amount of money available and who can qualify.
How to apply if you can pay market rent
If you can pay the full or "market"
rent, contact the co-op for an application form.
For a list of co-ops with open waiting lists,
How to apply if you need a subsidy
If you need a subsidy to help you pay for your
housing, contact Toronto Social Housing Connections at 416-981-6111
or by visiting their web
Housing Connections administers the waiting lists
for subsidized housing in Toronto including most co-ops.
When you apply to a housing co-op, please remember
thatthere is no guarantee that the co-op will be able to offer you
a unit. You may be placed on a waiting list applications are processed
on a first come, first served basis. However, you may have to wait
until a unit of the appropriate size is available or the co-op may
have to offer housing to certain people first.
If you are frustrated that there is not enough
affordable housing in Toronto, you can write, fax or e-mail to federal,
provincial and municipal politicians. For names and addresses check
out the Government