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Housing and Homelessness

Directive # 2002 - 10

Date: May 31, 2002

The policies, procedures and Service Manager Requirements in this Directive are to be implemented by all Housing Providers in the Region of Durham included under the provisions of the Social Housing Reform Act and its associated Regulations.

Please note: If your housing corporation is not covered by the Social Housing Reform Act, this Directive is for information purposes only.

Subject

Seniors Mandates

Background

Certain projects in the Region of Durham are mandated according to the terms of their previous operating agreements to provide housing to seniors. These mandates are protected under the Social Housing Reform Act and may not be amended or terminated without the written agreement of both the Region of Durham and the designated seniors housing provider.

In order to assist low income seniors over the age of 60 to secure affordable housing suitable to their needs, projects with seniors mandates will continue to serve applicants/tenants over the age of 60 years.

The Region of Durham has established a special program for the provision of rent-geared-income (RGI) assistance to seniors between the ages of 60 and 64 as defined under Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Action Required

The Housing Access Centre (Durham Region) Co-operative Inc. (HAC) may only record applicant preferences on the waiting list for designated seniors buildings where at least one person in the household is 60 years of age or older.

Housing providers with mandates for seniors will offer designated RGI seniors units to the highest ranked households on their subsidiary waiting lists where at least one member is 60 years of age or older.

Housing providers with full and partial seniors mandates, and seniors buildings operated by the Durham Regional Local Housing Corporation are indicated in the attached Tables.

If you have any questions please contact your Housing Co-ordinator.

 

Shirley Van Steen
Director of Housing Services
Region of Durham

Table 1: Housing Providers with Seniors Mandates - Full Mandate

Housing Provider

Project

Ajax Municipal Housing Corporation

Westwood Manor

Ajax Municipal Housing Corporation

Ashley Manor

Brock Non-profit Housing Corporation

Maple Glen

Durham Region Non-profit Housing Corporation

Gillespie Gardens

Durham County Senior Citizens Lodge

Durham County Senior Citizens Lodge

Newcastle Lodge for Seniors & Family Dwellings

Newcastle Lodge - Parkview

Faith Place

Faith Place

Kingsway Pioneer Home

Kingsway Pioneer Home

Oshawa Branch 43 Legion Seniors Manor

Legion Manor

Parkview Place Seniors Residence

Parkview Place

St Mary's Senior Citizens Residence

Marion Place

Sunrise Place Non-profit Housing Co-operative

Sunrise Place Co-operative

Sunrise Seniors Place (Oshawa-Durham)

Sunrise Seniors Place

Immaculate Conception

J.D. Cochrane Court

Trinity Manor

Trinity Manor

Durham Christian Homes Inc.

Providence Place

Table 2: Housing Providers with Seniors Mandates - Partial Mandate

Housing Provider

Project

Ajax Municipal Housing Corporation

Post Hill

Life Centre Non-Profit Housing

Duffin's Creek Landing

Unity Village - Labourers Local 183 Non-Profit Homes Inc.

Unity Village

Gateway Community Homes

Gateway Terrace

New Hope Non-Profit Dwellings

New Hope Dwellings

Inter-Organization Network Non-Profit Homes

Sarah McDonald's Place

William Peak Co-operative Homes Inc.

William Peak Co- operative

Whitby Christian Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Harvest Place


Table 3: Durham Regional Local Housing Corporation Buildings with Designated Seniors Units

Building

Location

655 Harwood Ave South

Ajax

342 Main St

Brock - Beaverton

103 Cameron St W

Brock - Cannington

2 Nelson St E

Bowmanville

4 Nelson St E

Bowmanville

469 Normandy St

Oshawa

439 Dean Ave

Oshawa

155 King St E

Oshawa

385 Beatrice St E

Oshawa

1330 Foxglove Cres

Pickering

1910 Faylee Cres

Pickering

385 Rosa St

Port Perry

327 Kellett St

Port Perry

20 Perry St

Uxbridge

850 Green St

Whitby

315 Colbourne St W

Whitby

409 Centre St S

Whitby