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Interested in becoming a Landlord with Halton Region?

Learn about the rent supplement program and the benefits recognized by participating landlords.

Become a landlord

Become a landlord with Halton Region and take part in our rent supplement program. Designed to reduce the cost of housing for tenants in low income households, there are many benefits to participating. Halton staff provide ongoing support to ensure a smooth and beneficial tenancy for both parties.

Rent Supplement Program

Available to individuals and families in housing operated by the private sector, rent supplements reduce the cost of housing.

Rent Supplement Guide for Landlords (PDF file)

Benefits for landlords

  • Vacancy loss protection - We cover eligible lost revenue resulting from vacancies in rent supplement units (as described in your Rent Supplement Agreement with Halton Region)
  • Reduced marketing costs - Halton Region does the work for you. Our staff will send you referrals for your units, eliminating the cost and time associated with advertising.
  • Tenant Support - Our work does not end with a successful placement. Rent Supplement staff work with you and your tenants to support a successful tenancy.
  • Ability to screen tenants - Landlords retain control. Screen possible tenants with credit or background checks, reference checks and interviews.

How to apply

Please connect with us to have your questions answered and apply to be a rent supplement landlord.

Contact housing services coordinator, Rent Supplement Program: 

The Rent Supplement

As a participating landlord you will enter into a Rent Supplement Agreement with the Region. The agreement contains the following features:

  • The obligations of Halton Region and the Landlord
  • A schedule listing the units covered under the agreement and the approved rent
  • A schedule describing acceptable building and unit standards
  • A description of the process for selection of tenants
  • What happens to tenants upon termination of the contract by either party

Landlord/Tenant Relationship

  • A normal landlord-tenant relationship exists. Under this agreement tenants and landlords follow the rules and regulations according to their lease and the Residential Tenancies Act (external link).
  • Tenants also enter into a Rent Supplement agreement with Halton Region. To determine the amount of their subsidy, Halton uses a calculation based on income. Any change in household income will result in an adjustment to the subsidy. Landlords will be notified of any changes.
  • Tenants must make their portion of the rent payment to the landlord.
  • Any routine questions related to rent payments, repairs and maintenance of the unit, noise etc. should be directed to the landlord.
Landlord passing the keys to a property to new tenants.