Eviction Prevention

In Hamilton, there are 43 social housing providers who are responsible for 14,600 social housing units, most of which are rent-geared-to-income or RGI subsidized units. The Eviction Prevention Best Practices Toolkit (PDF, 1.78 MB) gives social housing providers practical information to help tenants remain housed.

It includes:

  • best practices for communication
  • rent repayment
  • training strategies
  • five tools for everyday interactions with tenants. 

The Toolkit can be used to develop new policies or improve existing practices.

The Toolkit was developed over 18 months through the efforts of an Eviction Prevention Consultation Work Group. Members of the work group were from social housing providers, advocates, community agencies, legal clinic and the City of Hamilton.