Life changes may result in the need for a different home; we understand that.

Capital Region Housing understands that tenants’ lives change which may result in the need for a different sized or located home.Our transfer policy balances the needs of existing tenants with new applicants. Read our transfer policy below.


When should I apply for a transfer?

Tenants who live in Near Market who wish to move to a new home in the same program must apply for a transfer using the transfer request form and appropriate bedroom listings.

Tenants who live in Near Market wish to move to Community Housing or Mixed Income Housing must apply for Community Housing using the application and appropriate bedroom listings.

Tenants who live in Near Market Housing who wish to move to a Mixed Income Housing building must complete a new application.


How are Near Market transfer requests processed?

Transfer requests from Near Market tenants will be assessed for eligibility the same way that new applications are processed. If there is an available unit, the transferring tenant can move to the new unit. If there is no available unit, the transferring tenant will be placed on the waiting list. Their damage deposit may be transferred from one tenancy agreement to the other, subject to any costs incurred.


Who is eligible for a transfer?

Tenants are eligible for transfers after one year with no significant issues, including:

-  The rent is paid and on time;

-  There have been no social issues or tenant disputes;

-  There are no tenant arrears; and,

-  The most recent annual income review is complete.

Transfers shall be treated as the end of one tenancy and the beginning of another. Capital Region Housing will conduct transfer inspections in order to assess the condition of the current home.  Tenants must schedule a move out inspection with their Site Manager and be able to move to their new home within 4 days of moving out.


Emergency Transfers

Capital Region Housing does not provide emergency accommodation. Capital Region Housing may provide an emergency transfer to a current tenant where their safety or wellbeing is at risk.