Survivors of Domestic Violence – Portable Housing Allowance Program

This partnership between the Province and the City is a two year-pilot that will help survivors of domestic violence access safe and affordable housing. There are up to 320 housing allowances of $500 a month available for households on the centralized waiting list where the applicant is a survivor of domestic violence. As part of the program, a one-time payment of up to $2,500 may be available for first and last month's rent deposits for households finding new housing.Starting January 2017, agencies with eligible clients can refer them to Housing Connections. Funding is available up to March 31, 2018.More information about the allowance and eligibility criteria is available at

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