Are you eligible?

Low-rent housing (HLM) is intended for individuals and families who cannot afford a suitable home.

Different types of OMHM housing are allocated to families, individuals, and seniors with low or moderate incomes.

Families, couples, and people living alone

Families, couples, and people living alone are eligible for low-rent housing (HLM) or affordable housing if all of the following conditions are met:

  • To apply, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • You have lived in the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) for 12 months in the 24 months preceding your application
  • The assets of all persons listed on the application are worth no more than $50,000.
  • You are capable of providing for your own basic needs and those of your household, or you have provided proof that you are receiving assistance that will ensure such autonomy.
  • The previous year's combined gross income for all those listed on the application is no more than:
    • Individual: $28,000
    • Couple: $28,000
    • 2 people (not living as a couple) or 3 people: $33,000
    • 4 or 5 people: $38,000
    • 6 people or more : $55,000
  • You have filed an application with the OMHM.

 

Ineligible persons:

  • Full-time students with no dependent children.

  • Former HLM tenants whose lease was cancelled for eviction, nonpayment of a debt to the landlord or as a result of a judgment by the Régie du logement, within five years of their departure from the HLM and until the debt is paid. 

Please note that the Government of Québec defines eligibility criteria in the By-law respecting the allocation of dwellings in low-rental housing (R.S.Q., c. S-8, r. 1) and they are subject to change.

Seniors

Individuals aged 60 or older can apply to live in low-rent housing (HLM) for seniors or in an assisted living seniors' residence.

Please note that parents who are 60 or older with a dependent child under the age of 18 are considered to be a family and can apply for family housing.

Eligibility criteria for public housing for seniors

  • Must be 60 or older
  • To apply, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • You have lived in the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) for 12 months in the 24 months preceding your application.
  • The assets of all persons listed on the application are worth no more than $50,000.
  • You are capable of providing for your own basic needs and those of your household, or you have provided proof that you are receiving assistance that will ensure such autonomy.
  • The previous year's combined gross income for all those listed on the application is no more than:
    • Individual: $28,000
    • Couple: $28,000
    • 2 people (not living as a couple) or 3 people: $33,000
  • You have filed an application with the OMHM.

 

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