Making rent more predictable by simplifying rent-geared-to-income calculations. The proposed changes will make it easier for tenants to predict their rent and for housing providers to calculate rent, based on income tax information (read the proposed regulatory changes)
Freeing up waitlists by having tenants prioritize their first choice and accept the first unit they are offered, while allowing Service Managers flexibility to make exceptions in extenuating circumstances (read the proposed regulatory changes)
Making housing available to those who truly need it by requiring an asset test
Enabling housing providers to turn away tenants who have been evicted for criminal activity (read the proposed regulatory changes)
Protecting tenants who receive child support payments by ensuring their rent is not impacted by payments
Encouraging tenants to seek opportunities at school and work by removing existing penalties for working more hours or going to college or university
The deadline for public comments related to the proposed regulatory changes is July 1, 2019.