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Consultations on the Legislative Framework for Transitional Housing

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The update to the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy (LTAHS) recognizes the critical role transitional housing serves within the housing system. Providing the appropriate housing and supports is key to addressing challenges faced by various groups of individuals, preventing and reducing homelessness and helping people achieve housing stability.

In support of Ontario’s updated LTAHS, the Ministry of Housing (MHO) is undertaking consultations to consider whether the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 should be amended to provide more flexibility for housing providers to deliver programs and services to better meet the needs of participants in transitional housing programs.

It is important to ensure that the appropriate legislative and regulatory framework is in place in Ontario so that housing providers are able to successfully deliver programs and services. However, it is also important to ensure that vulnerable individuals who access transitional housing have appropriate protections and access to due process.

The consultation paper  provides some background information on transitional housing in Ontario, considers the needs and concerns that have been raised by both housing providers and program participants and explores changes to facilitate better outcomes for transitional housing participants and providers in Ontario. 

How to participate

We invite input from transitional housing providers, program participants and their representative organizations, and other interested parties on whether and how the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 should be amended to better meet the needs of clients and providers.

We invite you to participate in the consultations on proposed changes being considered to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.

Please send us your written feedback and responses to the consultation paper and discussion questions included in the consultation paper by October 14, 2016.

You can provide your input by email or by post.

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Contact us by mail:

Residential and Commercial Tenancies Unit
Housing Policy Branch
Ministry of Housing
777 Bay Street, 14th Floor,
Toronto, ON M5G 2E5