The passage of the Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020 and changes to Ontario Regulation 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 created a new regulatory framework for community housing that is more efficient and better meets households’ needs.

This guide includes an overview of regulatory changes in four areas:

  1. Service agreements between service managers and community housing providers that set baseline funding and operational rules for housing providers to continue to provide community housing once their original obligations end
  2. Broadening the types of housing assistance that can count towards service managers’ service levels
  3. Access system that includes publicly available information for forms of housing assistance available in local communities
  4. Income and asset limits for rent-geared-to-income assistance

Throughout the guide, we note whether each change is already in effect or will be in effect by a specific date.

Related links and resources

Find your local service manager

Housing in Ontario

Community Housing Renewal Strategy