Rent-Geared-to-Income

Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) housing is subsidized or social housing. The RGI program gives individuals and families with low to moderate income the chance to rent a housing unit at a lower cost. You may pay about 30% of your gross monthly income on rent, and if your income changes, your rent will also change.

How can I apply for RGI housing?

  • All applicants must be 16 years of age or older and sign the application.
  • You must be able to live independently.
  • You must be a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident or have made an application for status as a Permanent Resident or have Refugee Claimant status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Canada where no removal order has become enforceable against any member of the household.

Please make sure that all of the supporting documents are attached:

  • Birth certificate for all members of the family
  • If you own a house or have sold a house within the past 3 years, you'll need the mortgage statement or deed papers (you must agree to put the property up for sale upon offer)

Please answer all questions in full and if the question does not apply to you, please put N/A (not applicable).

  • If you lived in RGI Housing previously, please indicate the address in full and the name you had when you were living there (i.e. maiden name).
  • You cannot owe arrears to any Housing Services Provider or have been found by the Rental Housing Tribunal or a court of law to have misrepresented income in relation to the receipt of RGI assistance. You will not be eligible for Housing Services until arrears are paid in full.

Download the RGI Application


Submit your signed, dated and completed application to ckhousingservices@chatham-kent.ca.

For questions or more information about the RGI program, call 519-351-1228 Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.