Government-assisted housing (also referred to as community housing) with lower-cost rental units for households with low-to-moderate incomes. Includes housing owned and operated by provincial or municipal housing agencies, community-based nonprofit organizations, Indigenous organizations, or cooperatives.
Tenants are prioritized based on social housing access systems (waiting list) and get assistance to pay for their rent to provide affordable housing. The amount that tenants pay is determined by income and is called rent-geared-to-income housing (RGI). Tenants pay about 30% of their monthly income on rent, which is the benchmark for affordability, and the rest is subsidized by the government or non-profit organization. Source.