Programs

The Office municipal d’habitation de Laval administers more than 2,800 housing units distributed mainly in four (4) programs:

Programme de logements sans but lucratif (HLM)

The Non-Profit Housing Program, commonly known as the “HLM Program”, targets low-income households who are selected on the basis of their socio-economic condition. It allows tenants to pay rent corresponding to 25% of their income.

The buildings that are part of the Non-profit Housing Program (HLM) are the property of the Société d'habitation du Québec and are intended for individuals, seniors, people with reduced mobility and low-income families. This program is governed by the Regulation respecting the allocation of low-rental housing and the Regulation respecting rental conditions for low-rental housing from the Société d'habitation du Québec.

No new non-profit housing projects are currently under construction. However, it is possible to apply for a place in an existing HLM by registering on a waiting list.

Rent supplement program (PSL)

The rent supplement program allows low-income households to live in housing that is part of the private rental market, while paying a rent similar to that of a low-rental home. Tenants who benefit from this program pay rent equal to 25% of their income. The Office municipal d'habitation de Laval also administers the rent supplement program (PSL) in buildings that were built under the AccèsLogis Québec (ACL) program and that belong to housing cooperatives (COOP) or to non-profit organizations (NPOs).

AccèsLogis Québec program (ACL)

The AccèsLogis Québec program promotes the pooling of public, community and private resources in order to create community and affordable housing for low- and modest-income households and for people with special housing needs. The Office municipal d’habitation de Laval owns two (2) buildings built under the AccèsLogis Québec program. One of these buildings is for seniors and the other for seniors with a slight loss of autonomy. Half of the units in these buildings are subsidized under the rent supplement program (PSL). Subsidized tenants pay a rent amount corresponding to 25% of household income.

Social and community component of the Logement abordable Québec (LAQ) program

The social and community component of the Logement abordable Québec program (LAQ) is aimed at housing cooperatives, non-profit buying organizations and companies, as well as housing offices. This component of the program targets the construction of new housing, the transformation or recycling of buildings that do not currently have a residential vocation, as well as the renovation of badly deteriorated housing. The housing units built are intended for low or modest income households and for seniors with a slight loss of autonomy. Renters pay rent that is less than or equal to the median rent established from the rents paid by households that occupy a unit in the rental market for the region.

 
 

Eligibility

To become a tenant of housing administered by the Office municipal d’habitation de Laval, an applicant must first complete a housing demand. The request will be admissible if all the conditions are fulfilled according to the program concerned. You are eligible to do a housing application if all of the following basic conditions are fulfilled:

  • The applicant (single person or head of household) is at least 18 years old or is an emancipated minor;
  • The applicant is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and is domiciled in Québec;
  • The applicant resided in Laval or in the Metropolitan Community of Montréal (CMM) for 12 months during the 24 months preceding the request (except for the victim of domestic violence or the disabled person due to motor disability);
  • The applicant can insure, independently or with the help of a outside support or from a caregiver, meeting their needs essential, especially those related to personal care and housework.
 
BedroomsHousehold compositionHLMPSL (in private rental market)

ACL (Habitations Val-Martin)*

ACL (Habitations Pie-IX)ACL (Habitation Raymond-Goyer)ACL (Habitation Louise-Beauchamp)LAQ
1 bedroom Single person or couple $33,500 $33,500 $50,250 $50,250 $50,250 $70,350 $50,250
2 bedrooms 2 or 3 people (non-couples) $37,000 $37,000 $55,500 $55,500 $55,500 $77,700 $55,500
3 bedrooms 4 or 5 people $46,500 $46,500 $69,750 $69,750 X X $69,750
4 bedrooms 6 or 7 people $58,000 $58,000 S87,000 $87,000 X X X
5 bedrooms 8 or more people $58,000 $58,000 $92,250 X X X X
Targeted clientele All Families and unattached individuals under 59 Families and unattached individuals under 59 Families and unattached individuals under 59 Single person 65 years of age or over or disabled person with no age restriction ** People aged 75 and over or people aged 65 to 74 with loss of mobility *** Families and unattached individuals under 59
Maximum value of property (investments, RRSP, TFSA, real estate or others) owned $60,000 $60,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $500,000 $60,000

* for buildings at the follwing addresses: 3655 rue Évariste-Leblanc (building E), 800 75e Avenue (buiding F) and 3605 rue Évariste-Leblanc (building G)

** additional conditions for Habitation Raymond-Goyer:

  • For a couple or a household consisting of two adults, at least one of the applicants must be 65 years of age and over. The other member of the household must not be under the age of 55
  • The minimum age of the other member of the household, other than the elderly person himself, may be less than 55 years on presentation of a report from an Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) confirming that the latter acts as a natural caregiver for the tenant of the accommodation or that the tenant must act as a natural caregiver for the other member of the household;
  • Household income for the fiscal year preceding the application must not exceed 140% of the admissible ceiling recognized by the Société d'habitation du Québec, or 150% in the case of a couple;
  • The household must not have debts towards the Office municipal d'habitation de Laval and not have been the object of an eviction on its part;
  • The household must authorize in writing the Office municipal d'habitation de Laval to carry out a credit check on it;
  • The household must authorize in writing the Office municipal d'habitation de Laval to verify the tenant's behavior with his previous or current landlords.

*** additional condition for Habitation Louise-Beauchamp:

  • In the case of a household of 2 people - including a caregiver - the second person must be at least 65 years old.
 

Are not eligible

  • Full-time students who have no dependent children;
  • A former tenant of HLM whose lease was terminated due to eviction, non-payment of a debt to the landlord or following of a judgment of the Administrative Court of Housing and this, during three years after leaving an HLM or until the debt is off
 

Submit a request

Submit a request on the site acceslogementlaval.ca

 

You will also find on this site all the information on:

  • Types of housing and accommodation;
  • The eligibility criteria;
  • Housing in the territory;
  • List of necessary documents and supporting documents.
 

Submit a request to Office municipal d’habitation de Laval

You can call the Office municipal d’habitation de Laval at 450.688.0184 ext. 0 and we will send you the Affordable Housing Application form as well as the list of necessary documents and supporting documents. Once your request completed, you can introduce yourself (preferably with an appointment) at our offices to meet with a rental selection agent.

You can also return your request by mail, fax or email.

For your application to be considered complete, the forms must be completed, signed and accompanied by photocopies of exhibits and supporting documents required. Make sure you have all the documents for every members of your household. Otherwise, we will unfortunately not be able process your request. No photocopies will be made at our offices.

 

Required documents

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Download the information document

Mandatory forms (to be printed in legal size 8½ x 14)

Proof of residency

  • Original of the current lease (4 pages) and your most recent renewal notice;
  • Original or copy of the previous lease (if at current address for less than a year). If you do not have a lease, provide a document (letter, invoice or statement monthly) not older than twelve (12) months from the date of the request and on in which your name, address and a date are written.

Proof of income

  • Your most recent notice of assessment from Revenu Québec (the notice of contribution is the following document you will receive from Revenu Québec verification of your income tax return);
  • Alimony received.

Confirmation of goods and assets

  • Bank statements for the last two (2) months;
  • Document (s) certifying the amount of capital you have, if there is location (RRSP, TFSA, savings bonds, certificates of deposit, etc.);
  • If you own a house or land: statement recent mortgage, municipal tax bill.

Other documents (If applicable)

  • Attestation of school attendance for children aged 18 and over who are studying full-time (the document provided must indicate the of class hours / week);
  • Judgment for custody of the children.

Important

Other documents or supporting documents may be requested during of the meeting.

 
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Analysis of requests

This information applies to requests for low-rental housing and the rent supplement program (PSL). Each request received is verified and analyzed according to the By-law respecting the allocation of dwellings in low rental housing of the Société d'habitation du Québec which makes it possible to determine a rank for each of the applications on the eligibility list.

  • Income:2, 4 or 6 points;
  • Children:1 point per minor child;
  • Seniority:2 points per year of enrollment seniority (up to 6 points);
  • Psychosocial points:awarded by the Selection Committee (CS).

Priority may be given to an applicant who meets the eligibility criteria and who was dislodged for one of the following reasons:

  • Disaster which renders their home unsuitable for habitation;
  • A household member is abused and is no longer safe in housing;
  • Expropriation.

All applications are submitted to the Selection Committee (SC) and the applicants are informed in writing of their file number, their eligibility as well as their rank on the eligibility list:

 

Waiting times

The waiting period for obtaining social and affordable housing may vary from a few months to a few years depending on:

  • The category of accommodation;
  • The chosen sector (s);
  • Rank on the list;
  • Available accommodations.

In addition, applicants must inform the Office, in writing, in all time, of any change such as: new address, telephone, income, household composition.

 

Annual renewal of your request

On September 30 of each year, you must renew your housing application. The Office municipal d’habitation de Laval will send a form one month before the renewal date. The applicants who do not respond will be delisted from the waiting without further notice.

 

Allocation of accommodation

When a low-rental housing or a subsidized housing part of the rent supplement program (PSL) in the private rental market becomes available, the Office municipal d’habitation de Laval assigns it to the highest ranking applicant on the eligibility list:

  • For this category of accommodation;
  • For this number of bedrooms;
  • For this territory.

The attribution is made in writing and you have the obligation to respond in the seven (7) days. Following receipt of the letter from the Office municipal d’habitation de Laval, you can visit the accommodation offered. If you do not answer or if you refuse the accommodation offered, we will be in the obligation to remove your application from the eligibility list for a period of one year, with the exception of the situations provided for in Article 52 of the By-law respecting the allocation of dwellings in low rental housing

If you accept the accommodation offered, the Laval Municipal Housing Office give you a document that you will send to your landlord in order to terminate your current lease.

 
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