Since 2004, Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) has conducted an annual survey to learn how many households are waiting for rent-geared-to-income housing in Ontario. In 2012, more households were waiting for housing than ever before.
- 158,445 households were waiting for RGI housing as of December 31, 2012. That's 3.05 per cent of households in Ontario.
- 18,378 households moved into RGI housing in 2012 and waited an average of 3.2 years.
- For every household housed, more than two households had their applications cancelled and three new applications were received.
- As the population ages, the demand for RGI seniors' housing is growing.