TENANT APPLICATIONS

Application Processes (Rent-Geared-to-Income & Market Rent)

Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) Applicant:

As Ellwood House is governed by the Housing Services Act, all RGI applicants are obtained from the city of Ottawa.  If you would like to apply for an RGI unit, please contact the City of Ottawa and complete an application.  Once your application is submitted to the City, it will be reviewed and added to the waiting list.  You will be contacted when you have reached the top of the waiting list. 

When an RGI unit is available, Ellwood House will obtain the information of the applicant at the top of the wait list and contact the applicant.  If the applicant is interested in the unit, then the applicant must submit a fully completed application form which can be done in person or via email.

 

Once you have submitted your application form the following will be completed:

  • Interview all applicants applying for tenancy.

  • Orient the applicant(s) of the requirements and expectations of tenancy.

  • Collect the required RGI documentation so that a housing charge calculation can be completed.

  • Perform a credit and background check.

  • Inform applicant of the Board's decision.

If you are approved for tenancy, Ellwood House will:

  • Invite you to view the unit.

  • Advise you of the pre-move requirements (see below).

  • Set a date for move in.

What happens before move in?
You must complete the following prior to moving in:

  • Sign your occupancy agreement and appendices.

  • Provide proof that the utility contracts have been set up.

  • Pay your security deposit.

  • Pay your key deposit.

  • Pay your first month housing charge.

  • Provide proof of home/liability insurance

Market Applicant:
To become a tenant of Ellwood House, an applicant must submit a fully completed application form.  Completed application forms can be submitted in person or by email.

Once you have given Ellwood House your completed application the following will be completed:

  • A credit and background check.

  • Applicant interview.

  • Orient the applicant(s) of the requirements and expectations of tenancy.

  • Make a recommendation to the Board of Directors.

     

If you are approved for tenancy, Ellwood House will:

  • Inform you of the Board's decision.

  • Put you on the waiting list. 

  • Call you when a unit is available.

 

MOVING IN:

Once a unit is available:
If the Board has approved you as a tenant and a unit is available, Ellwood House will invite you to:

  • Look at a unit.

  • Make a deposit to hold the unit.

  • Set a date for move in.

 

What happens before move in?

You must complete the following prior to moving in:

  • Sign your occupancy agreement and appendices.

  • Provide proof that the utility contracts have been set up.

  • Pay your security deposit.

  • Pay your key deposit.

  • Pay your first month housing charge.

How long will I wait for a unit?

Tenants don't often move out of Ellwood House so it may take some time to get housing.  Approved market applicants are offered a unit on a first come, first served basis.