Almost one-third of Ontario households are tenants. Nearly two-thirds of Ontario households whose housing needs are not being properly met are tenants. These people are in “core housing need”, mostly due to a lack of affordable housing. Four out of ten tenants in Ontario spend over 30% of their income on housing. There is a growing gap in Ontario between the cost of housing and what people can afford. Many low-income tenants are at risk of losing their homes.
Tenants across Ontario face numerous barriers to securing affordable and adequate housing. Whatever issue is creating the barriers, ACTO works alongside your local community legal clinic to advocate for safe, adequate and affordable rental housing in Ontario.
Please note that ACTO does not provide individual services to tenants.
If you are a low-income tenant and need help with your landlord and tenant situation, contact your local community legal clinic to get free legal advice.