Société d'habitation du Québec
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If you have a low income, you might qualify for the Low-Rental Housing Program. Under this program, you could pay rent corresponding to 25% of your income.
The low-rental housing program is for low-income households selected on the basis of their socio-economic condition. Under the program, they pay rent corresponding to 25% of their income.
Clientele Low-income households. Conditions To qualify for the low-rental housing program, the applicant must:
Other conditions may apply.
Restrictions The following persons do not need to have resided in Québec or, if the lessor's by-law provides for it, in the lessor's selection territory for at least 12 of the last 24 months preceding the application:
In the case of dwellings belonging to a housing cooperative or a non-profit organization, households must meet other conditions specific to that organization. Criteria used to evaluate housing applications Applications are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
Points are awarded on the basis of each criterion, and the total number of points obtained determines the household’s position on the waiting list.
The lessor may provide, by by-law, for the allocation of additional points in the following situations:
Other situations may apply.
The basic rental charge is equal to 25% of the household’s total income for the calendar year preceding the signing of the lease. This amount includes the cost of heating. However, depending on the services included in the lease, certain charges may be added to cover the cost of electricity, parking or air conditioning. In addition, depending on the clientele, fees are sometimes charged to cover the cost of special services, such as nursing care or cafeteria services.