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Housing First

The Housing First program partners landlords with housing support workers to help individuals secure permanent housing. It includes subsidies to calculate rent based on tenant income, ensuring affordability.  

You should participate as a landlord if you wish to: 

    • Fill your rental portfolio with reliable tenants
    • Make a positive impact in your community
    • Rent to tenants who can comfortably afford their rent 

Housing First helps homeless people get into stable housing without conditions and offers the right support to help them stay housed and not become homeless again. 

Program advantages 

  • Get access to a pool of ready-to-rent tenants.

  • Eligible prospective tenants receive a subsidy to help them cover their rent
  • Potential tenants undergo pre-screening and receive support in securing a reliable income source
  • They may also access reserved funding to navigate financial difficulties
  • We collaborate with them continuously to ensure they have the necessary assistance for success
  • Housing support workers conduct routine home visits to confirm new tenants are settling well in their new homes and receiving the required support

  • It is comforting to have someone to contact. We value our relationship with both landlords and new tenants equally, as everyone plays a crucial role in the success of our program. 
  • The housing liaison worker acts as an impartial mediator, ensuring fair treatment and prompt, unbiased problem resolution for all.

We believe in giving everyone a second chance. By helping our prospective tenants find safe and affordable housing, you're making a positive impact on our community.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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