Overview

Joint federal and provincial funding is available for service managers between 2014 and 2020 through the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) program. This will improve access to suitable, sustainable and affordable housing across Ontario.

The Social Infrastructure Fund (SIF) under IAH is available for Service Managers to build, renovate, and provide critical affordable housing. This brings the total investment under the IAH program to over $1.6 billion.

Under the IAH and SIF, service managers have the flexibility to select which program components to participate in – such as new rental construction, home repair, housing allowances, rent supplements or home ownership – based on local housing needs in their communities.

Investment in Affordable Housing program year eight report

These figures reflect funding commitments made under the capital and operating components of the IAH.

Table 1: Reduce the number of households in need by improving access to affordable housing that is sound, suitable and sustainable for households in need

Funding commitment

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 Total IAH Program

Households no longer in housing need as a result of the Investment in Affordable Housing

607 5,985 7,972 5,290 4,915 3,963 7,159 5,839 41,730

Rental units created to increase the supply of affordable housing stock

377 746 571 720 706 792 709 655 5,276

Households, including Aboriginal households living off-reserve, assisted in purchasing a home

36 351 357 370 378 358 221 215 2,286

Affordable housing stock units preserved through renovation, rehabilitation and repair including units for Aboriginal households living off-reserve

63 1,086 3,700 1,816 1,699 1,644 1,260 1,088 12,356

Homeowner households assisted to maintain residence in their existing housing

63 936 1,354 1,703 1,120 961 882 931 7,950

Renter households assisted through the provision of rent supplements

131 1,491 789 1,735 326 422 687 626 6,207

Renter households assisted through the provision of housing allowances

footnote 1 2,311 2,555 649 1,806 747 4,282 3,255 15,605

Aboriginal households living off-reserve no longer in housing need as a result of the Investment in Affordable Housing

footnote 1 134 206 182 128 160 144 153 1,107

Affordable housing units created to increase the supply of and improve access to affordable housing for off-reserve Aboriginal households

footnote 1 49 64 181 23 40 24 32 413

Accommodations for victims of family violence preserved or new accommodations created as a result of the IAH

footnote 2 18 22 51 11 6 37 15 160
Table 2: Reduce the demand for services and institutional living by increasing and extending independent living for households in need being seniors and persons with disabilities

Funding commitment

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 Total IAH Program
Seniors and persons with disabilities households who are able to remain living independently 180 710 1,189 1,211 1,304 812 1,008 929 7,343

Seniors and persons with disabilities households assisted through the creation of new rental housing units

152 147 264 115 314 255 237 326 1,810

Seniors and persons with disabilities households assisted through modifications and renovations to existing housing stock

28 563 921 1,090 990 552 769 602 5,515
Table 3: Foster a more holistic approach to addressing poverty by supporting a broad range of programs

Funding commitment

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 Total IAH Program

Increased opportunities as measured through a description of the increase in the number and nature of programs offered

footnote 1 footnote 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Increased opportunities as measured through a description of the increase in the number and nature of programs offered for Aboriginal households off-reserve

footnote 1 footnote 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Table 4: Increase the resources available to address the housing needs of households in need by encouraging contributions by others including the private and not-for-profit sectors

Funding commitment

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 Total IAH Program

Additional dollars generated through local partnerships toward addressing housing need

$21.079M $36.837M $26.163M $34.629M $52.639M $54.41M $77.437M $32.765M $335.959M
Table 5: Foster training of skilled labour by supporting apprenticeships in the residential housing sector

Funding commitment

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 Total IAH Program

Number of IAH projects employing apprentices

N/A N/A N/A N/A 37 31 28 69 165

Number of apprentices employed under IAH projects

N/A N/A N/A N/A 154 75 101 211 541

Description of activities/initiatives to promote or support apprenticeships in IAH projects

N/A N/A N/A N/A footnote 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Social Infrastructure Fund year three report

These figures reflect funding commitments made under the capital and operating components of the SIF-IAH.

Table 6: Reduce the number of households in need by improving access to affordable housing that is sound, suitable and sustainable for households in need

Funding commitment

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 footnote 5

Total IAH Program

Households no longer in housing need as a result of the 2016-2018 Special SIF Funding under the IAH

6,247 2,564 2,449 11,260

Rental units created to increase the supply of affordable housing stock

976 1,032 442 2,450

Households, including Aboriginal households living off-reserve, assisted in purchasing a home

207 137 122 466

Affordable housing stock units preserved through renovation, rehabilitation and repair including units for Aboriginal households living off-reserve

563 748 385 1,696

Homeowner households assisted to maintain residence in their existing housing

352 403 198 953

Renter households assisted through the provision of rent supplements

539 66 56 661

Renter households assisted through the provision of housing allowances

908 530 1,444 2,882

Aboriginal households living off-reserve no longer in housing need as a result of the Investment in Affordable Housing

61 83 29 173

Affordable housing units created to increase the supply of and improve access to affordable housing for off-reserve Aboriginal households

30 44 25 99

Number of households no longer in housing need as a result of Program H-1: Seniors New Construction and Renovations

496 542 165 1,203

Number of households no longer in housing need as a result of Program H-2: Victims of Family Violence New Construction and Renovations

3,054 51 0 3,105
Table 7: Reduce the numbers of households in need by improving access to social housing under the Social Housing Improvement Program (SHIP)

Funding commitment

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 footnote 5

Total IAH Program

Number of households no longer in housing need as a result of Program H-3: Renovation and Retrofit of Social Housing

63,429 0 0 63,429
Table 8: Reduce the demand for services and institutional living by increasing and extending independent living for households in need being seniors and persons with disabilities

Funding commitment

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 footnote 5

Total IAH Program

Seniors and persons with disabilities households who are able to remain living independently

929 1,019 355 2,303

Seniors and persons with disabilities households assisted through the creation of new rental housing units

531 585 229 1,345

Seniors and persons with disabilities households assisted through modifications and renovations to existing housing stock

376 430 125 931
Table 9: Foster a more holistic approach to addressing poverty by supporting a broad range of programs

Funding commitment

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 footnote 5

Total IAH Program

Increased opportunities as measured through a description of the increase in the number and nature of programs offered

N/A N/A N/A N/A

Increased opportunities as measured through a description of the increase in the number and nature of programs offered for Aboriginal households off-reserve

N/A N/A N/A N/A
Table 10: Increase the resources available to address the housing needs of households in need by encouraging contributions by others including the private and not-for profit sectors

Funding commitment

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 footnote 5

Total IAH Program

Additional dollars generated through local partnerships toward addressing housing need

$67.397M $71.709M $33.792M $172.898M
Table 11: Foster training of skilled labour by supporting apprenticeships in the residential housing sector

Funding commitment

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 footnote 5

Total IAH Program

Number of IAH projects employing apprentices

42 107 121 270

Number of apprentices employed under IAH projects

185 267 235 687

Description of activities / initiatives to promote or support apprenticeships in SIF-IAH projects

footnote 6 N/A N/A N/A

Footnotes

  • footnote[1] Back to paragraph In 2011-12, the Investment in Affordable Housing Program for Ontario (IAH) program was treated as a transitional year. Funding was approved under the following program components: rental housing, homeownership, northern repair, and rent supplement. CMHC continued to deliver the suite of federal renovation programs including the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program.
  • footnote[2] Back to paragraph In 2011-12, CMHC tracked the number of existing accommodations for victims of family violence as a result of the IAH.
  • footnote[3] Back to paragraph In 2012-13, the number and nature of programs offered increased with the introduction of three additional program components: Ontario renovates, housing allowance and, off-reserve Indigenous housing.Ontario renovates provides financial assistance to repair deficiencies and increase accessibility of affordable rental or ownership properties and create secondary suites in existing single family homes. The housing allowance component provides financial assistance directly to low-income renter households to increase housing affordability. The off-reserve Indigenous housing component provides assistance to off-reserve Indigenous households through affordable homeownership and home repair and provides funding to assist in the creation of new affordable rental units.
  • footnote[4] Back to paragraph Priority consideration of the employment of apprentices in the residential housing sector was included in the project evaluation and selection process of all new rental housing and Ontario renovates multi-unit repair projects.
  • footnote[5] Back to paragraph Overall number of units created and/or repaired are less in 2018-19 as compared to previous years as federal SIF funding ended one year earlier than provincial funding ended as the Province had an additional year to cost match federal SIF funding.
  • footnote[6] Back to paragraph Priority consideration of the employment of apprentices in the residential housing sector was included in the project evaluation and selection process of all new rental housing and Ontario renovates multi-unit repair projects.
Updated: July 21, 2021
Published: November 15, 2019