Market Households in need of Rent-Geared-to-Income Subsidy (in situ)

Market Households in need of Rent-Geared-to-Income Subsidy (in situ)

What is it?

Households that are currently paying market rent and require financial assistance may be eligible for an in situ rent-geared-to-income (RGI) subsidy from the City of Toronto. The term "in situ" means the subsidy will applied to their current unit.

How do I qualify?

To qualify for an in situ RGI subsidy, your household must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Your household has applied to the centralized waiting list administered by the City of Toronto, Access to Housing and has been notified that you are eligible;
  • Your household is requesting RGI assistance in the unit where you currently live;
  • Toronto Community Housing has determined that your household qualifies, under the Local Occupancy Standards set by the City of Toronto, for the unit size that you currently occupy;
  • Your household has lived in a building owned by Toronto Community Housing for the last five or more consecutive years; and
  • Your household is in good standing with Toronto Community Housing. This means you must have a zero balance for outstanding rent or occupancy charges, or a written repayment agreement in good standing.

How do I apply?

Talk to the Tenant Services Coordinator or Property Management staff at your Operating Unit if you think you qualify.

You will need:

  • a completed City of Toronto Subsidized Housing Application;
  • a completed Household Income and Assets Review form;
  • proof of status documents for all household members; and
  • income and assets documentation for all household members 16 years of age or older.

Note: If you already have an application with the City of Toronto, you are not required to fill out another application. Please provide your application number.

When do I get my RGI subsidy?

If approved by Toronto Community Housing, your RGI subsidy will start on the first day of the month following the month that your in situ application was approved.


If you have any questions about the in situ RGI subsidy or the application process, contact your Tenant Services Coordinator or Property Management staff at your local Operating Unit office. You can also call our Client Care Centre at 416-981-5500 or send an email to