York Region

Site: Newmarket - Gorham Street

Service: Housing York

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Record #: NKT0476 Last Modified: 30 May 2015 Last Full Update: 24 Mar 2013
Record Details
Alternate NameHousing York Inc.
Former NameRegion of York Housing Corporation ; York Regional Housing Authority
Office Phone905-898-1007
Toll Free Phone1-877-464-9675 ext 2700
Crisis PhoneAfter-Hours Emergency Maintenance: 1-866-308-2226
Description (Service)Manages non-profit rent geared-to-income and market rent (not subsidized) housing units in buildings throughout York Region, owned and operated by the Region of York, for families, seniors and people with disabilities * for complete information about social housing units, visit www.york.ca > Services > Housing 
Types of Social Housing: 
Co-operative Housing  
These communities offer both rent-geared-to-income and market rent housing * living in a co-operative means that you are a member of the corporation that owns and manages the housing community * if you are interested in living in a co-operative, you must attend an information session * most co-operatives also require you to attend an interview with their membership committee before offering you housing * co-operative members are expected to participate in the operation of their community though committee work or other activities 
Non-Profit Housing  
A mix of rent-geared-to-income housing and market rent housing * yhese housing communities are owned and operated by community-based organizations * some non-profit housing communities are just for seniors, other housing communities are for families and singles 
Housing York Inc. (HYI)  
York Region's housing company owns and operates rent-geared-to-income and market rent housing units across York Region 
Rent Supplement (Landlords) York Region has rent supplement agreements with a number of private landlords * rent supplement tenants pay rent geared-to-income (RGI) in regular rental apartments * yhe Region pays the landlord the difference between the tenant's RGI rent and the market rent for the unit
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas ServedYork Region
EligibilityEveryone who lives with you must be a legal resident of Canada or a refugee claimant * at least one person in your household must be 16 years of age or older * no one in your household can owe money to a social housing provider (unless you are currently repaying the money) * no one in your household can be under a deportation, departure or exclusion order * you must be able to live independently with or without support services * you must arrange for any support services that you need
ApplicationCall for information  
There is a waiting list and sometimes it can be long * when you apply for housing, your name is added to the waiting list based on your application date; the sooner you apply, the better * if you need housing, fill out an application form (PDF) as soon as possible * there is a Special Priority policy for victims of domestic violence who need emergency access to affordable housing to leave an abusive relationship * because of the long waiting list for social housing, York Region is working hard to increase the supply of affordable housing
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services
Located In CommunityNewmarket
Address & Map
1091 Gorham St, Unit 104
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8X7
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IntersectionNorth east corner of Leslie and Gorham Sts
Mailing Address1091 Gorham St, Unit 104 
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8X7
Service CategoriesHousing Search and Information ; Low Income/Subsidized Rental Housing ; Older Adults ; Residential Placement Services for People with Disabilities ; Senior Housing Information and Referral