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 policy balances the needs of existing tenants with applicants on the priority list.
When should I apply for a transfer?
Tenants who live in Community Housing 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 Community Housing who wish to move to Mixed Income Housing, Near Market Housing, Direct Rent Supplement or Private Landlord Rent Supplement must apply using the application form.
How are transfer requests processed?
Transfer requests will be point scored and assessed for eligibility the same way that new applications are processed.
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.
Over and Under Housed
- Over-housed: where tenants live in a home that has more bedrooms than needed for the number of household members
- Under-housed: 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 will 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.
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.