Life can change unexpectedly; we’ll help keep you in a suitable home through it all.
We know that life is always changing, and these changes can impact your living situation in many ways. We’ve built guidelines and policies that help our tenants move through our various programs as their lives may require them to.
Types of transfers available for tenants
Tenants who live in Community Housing or 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. [link to forms]
Tenants who live in Community Housing who wish to move to a Mixed Income Housing building must apply for a transfer using an application form and appropriate bedroom listings if they wish to move within the same program. [link to forms]
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. [link to forms]
Tenants who live in a Mixed RGI home who wish to move to Community Housing must apply for Community Housing using the application and appropriate bedroom listings. [link to forms]
How are transfer requests processed?
Transfer requests will be point scored and assessed for eligibility the same way that new applications are processed. If a transferring tenant household has a higher point score than a new application, the transferring tenant shall have priority. If a transferring tenant and a new applicant have the same point score, the new applicant shall have priority.
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 must be 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.
Over and Under Housed
Over-housed situations occur when tenants live in a home that has more bedrooms than needed for the number of household members. The opposite is true of an under-housed home, where tenants live in a home that has fewer bedrooms than needed for the number of household members. If a tenant is over-housed, Capital Region Housing may request the tenant transfer to an appropriate sized home. This is so that individuals and families on the priority list have the opportunity to move into a home that is adequate, affordable, and secure.