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The Auditor General’s Work Plan included a review of social housing subsidies administered by the Social Housing Unit in the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division. The expenditures for the Social Housing Unit in 2013 were $466 million.

The objective of this review was to assess the adequacy of the City’s oversight of social housing in ensuring the accuracy of rent-geared-to-income (RGI) assistance provided to eligible households and operating subsidies to housing providers.

While Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is the main provider of social housing units in the City, the focus of this review was on the City’s oversight of the additional 246 not-for-profit social housing providers. In 2013, RGI assistance was
provided to 52,309 households living in TCHC housing units and an additional 14,829 households living in housing units supplied by other social housing providers.

This report contains 14 recommendations. Addressing the recommendations in this report will strengthen the City’s oversight role as the service manager for social housing programs.