Household Income Limits

The Housing Services Act (HSA) sets minimum service levels for rent geared to income assistance whereby eligibility for rent geared to income assistance is in part determined by the household’s income. The Housing Services Act, Ontario Regulation 370/11 (O.Reg 370/11) contains the prescribed household income limits (HILS), as defined in the HSA, Section 40(4), as follows:

  • High needs households (Schedule 1)
  • General population households (Schedule 2)

The City of Windsor has established HILS for the Windsor-Essex service area, which includes Windsor, Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, LaSalle, Leamington, Pelee Island and Tecumseh, in accordance with O.Reg 370/11 Schedule 1 (Item 48) and Schedule 2 (Item 48). Currently, depending on the number of bedrooms the household requires, to be eligible to receive rent geared to income assistance, the total gross household income may not exceed the Household Income Limits set out in legislation.

Housing and Children's Services
P.O. Box 428, Station A
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 6L7

Phone: For general information call 311. For detailed inquiries call 519-255-5200 ext. 6240.
Fax: 519-256-7107