Community Housing

Our Housing Services team provides funding to community housing providers in Northumberland County including non-profit providers and housing co-operatives.  

Our Directives 

All community housing providers manage their own properties and provide day-to-day property management and tenant relation services, while adhering to the County Directives. These Directives set out local rules under the Housing Services Act.

Absent from Unit 

View the established limits on the amount of time that a household can be absent from their unit and continue to be eligible for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) assistance. 

Absent from unit Directive 

Adjusted Family Net Income (AFIN)

Learn more about the process to determine adjusted family net income (AFNI) to calculate rent-geared-to-income (RGI). 

Adjusted Family Net Income Directive 

Annual RGI Reviews 

View the established requirements for conducting annual reviews of rent-geared-to-income (RGI) and modified housing. 

Annual RGI Reviews Directive 

Asset Limits 

Learn more about the eligibility requirements for asset limits for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing as required under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA). 

Asset Limits Directive 

Centralized Waitlist Rules 

 Learn more about the rules for the selection of households from the centralized waitlist for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) and modified housing units. 

Centralized Waitlist Directive 

Divestment of Property 

View the outlined rules for applicants and tenants who own property or have an interest in property. 

Divestment of Property Directive 

 Income Limits 

View the established income limits for eligibility for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) assistance and what types of income that are included under such limits. 

Income Limits Directive 

In-Situ Priority Status 

View the guidelines for determining if market paying tenants or co-op members in Northumberland County's community housing are eligible for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) assistance with their current housing providers. 

In-Situ Priority Status Directive 

Northumberland County Review Panel

Learn more about the appeal system and Northumberland County Review process for community housing providers under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA). 

Northumberland County Review Panel Directive 

Notification of Changes and In-Year Reviews

Review the requirements for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) tenants and co-op members on providing notice of changes pertaining to their RGI eligibility and how RGI is adjusted during in-year reviews. 

Notification of Changes and In-Year Review Directive 

Occupancy Standards and Overhoused Households 

Review the occupancy standards for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) tenants and co-op members and the established guidelines to move overhoused tenants. 

Occupancy Standards and Overhoused Households Directive 

Reasonable Efforts to Pursue Income 

Learn more about what type of income must be sought by households receiving rent-geared-to-income (RGI) assistance. 

Reasonable efforts to Pursue Income Directive 

Rent Freeze Period

Learn more about the impact of the 2021 rent freeze period on community housing providers and rent-geared-to-income (RGI). 

Rent Freeze Directive 

Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) Application 

Learn more about the standard application for RGI Housing, Limitations Assessment Form and Special Priority Application, used by Northumberland County Housing Services and community housing providers in Northumberland. 

RGI Application Directive 

Social Assistance and Non-Benefit Income 

Review the requirements for determining and verifying social assistance income, benefit unit composition and non-benefit income to calculate rent-geared-to-income (RGI). 

Social Assistance and Non-Benefit Income Directive 

Social Housing Arrears 

Learn more about the reporting process for arrears of rent and/or damages for past rent-geared-to-income (RGI) tenants or co-op members. 

Social Housing Arrears Directive 

Special Priority Status 

View the requirements for Special Priority (SPP) status on the centralized wait list for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing for victims of abuse or human trafficking. 

Special Priority Status Directive 

Splitting RGI Households 

Learn more about the process for when part of a rent-geared-to-income (RGI) household requests RGI in a second unit. 

Splitting RGI Households Directive 

Status in Canada 

Review the eligibility requirements with respect to status in Canada.  

Status in Canada Directive 

Transfer Applications

View the guidelines to be followed by rent-geared-to-income (RGI) tenants/co-op members who wish to transfer to another unit. 

Transfer Applications Directive 

24 Months at Market Rent 

Learn more about the rules for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) tenants or co-op members that have been paying market rent for 24 consecutive months. 

24 Months at Market Rent Directive