Rent-geared-to-income (RGI) is based on 30 percent of the total household income (as defined in the Housing Services Act 2011). There are additions or subtraction from the rent depending on the building unit or tenant need. The basic additions or subtractions are utilities, parking, and laundry. Utilities are either added or subtracted from the RGI rent depending on who pays the utilities. Households receiving assistance from Ontario Works, or Ontario Disability Support Program pay rent on a beneficiary scale from the Province of Ontario.
The amount of rent you pay is reviewed annually and you will be requested to provide verification of all sources of income. Failure to provide income information on a timely basis may result in the loss of your rental subsidy and your rent will increase to the current market rent for the unit you occupy.
Note that RGI rents cannot exceed the Market Rent determined for RGI buildings
Market rent suites are available through non-profit providers. The KDSB does not maintain a wait list for market rent applicants or providers. For information regarding market rent units please go to the Contact List for contact information regarding non-profit providers.
For more information about the Housing Services Act 2011 (Click Here)