A portable housing benefit (PHB) is a monthly benefit paid directly to eligible low-income households to bridge the gap between affordable rent (roughly 30% of income) and some or all of average market rent.

Lanark PHB 

The Lanark PHB is portable anywhere in Lanark County.

Who is eligible

Applicants must:

  • be on the Lanark County Centralized Wait List or eligible to be on the wait list
  • reside in Lanark County
  • not be receiving rent-geared-to-income (RGI), another portable housing benefit, a housing allowance, rent supplement or other housing benefit

The benefit amount is calculated based on average monthly rent and household income. The average market rent in Lanark County is:

1 bedroom2 bedroom3+ bedroom
$798 $958 $993
How to apply

Currently there is a waitlist for the PHB program. Please contact Housing Services at 613-267-4200 ext. 2402 to add your name to the waitlist. 

 

Canada-Ontario Housing Benefit (COHB)

The Canada-Ontario Housing Benefit (COHB) is portable anywhere in Ontario.

Who is eligible

Applicants must:

  • be on the Lanark County Centralized Wait List or eligible to be on the wait list
  • not be receiving rent-geared-to-income (RGI), the Lanark PHB-A, a housing allowance, rent supplement or other housing benefit
  • not be a homeowner
How to apply

Currently there is a waitlist for the COHB program. Please contact Housing Services at 613-267-4200 ext. 2402 to add your name to the waitlist. 

 

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