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News Release

Region of Durham offers new online system for social housing vacancies

WHITBY, ON February 22, 2017

As part of At Home in Durham, the Durham Housing Plan 2014-2024, a new online system is now available for applicants on the rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing waiting list in Durham Region.

The Durham Access to Social Housing (DASH) Vacancies Site at allows applicants to view and express interest in RGI vacancies, that they qualify for, with social housing providers and some private landlords throughout the region.

“Finding vacancies is now much easier and more accessible,” said John Connolly, Director of Housing Services. “The online process allows applicants to take a more active role in selecting the accommodation that is best for them and their families.”

New units are posted as they become available, and stay online for one week. Applicants will only receive offers for the vacancies that they have expressed interest in. Similar to the current process, the vacancy will be offered to the applicant highest on the waiting list.

Applicants can access a computer in the Housing Services Division’s lobby at the Region of Durham Headquarters, 605 Rossland Road East in Whitby. Computers are also available at local libraries and many community agencies, including the Region’s Ontario Works Resource Centre, 200 John Street West in Oshawa.

For more information about how to use the site, including details on applying for RGI assistance, visit, or call the Housing Services Division at 906-668-7711 or 1-800-372-1102.


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