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Making life more affordable for Canadians

26 January 2023

For many people in Canada, it is increasingly challenging to find a safe and affordable place to call home. As of December 12, 2022, the one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit will be available to low-income renters who need it most. This one-time payment of $500 will be available to renters who:

  • are at least 15 years of age as of December 1, 2022
  • have an adjusted family net income for 2021 of $35,000 or less for families, or $20,000 or less for individuals
  • are a resident of Canada for tax purposes in 2022 and their principal residence is situated in Canada on December 1, 2022
  • paid at least 30 per cent of their adjusted family net income, based on their 2021 income tax return, on rent in the 2022 calendar year for their own principal residence in Canada
Find out if you or someone you know is eligible to apply. 

Applicants will have until March 31, 2023, to apply. 

Presentation: Canada Dental Benefit and One-Time Top-Up to the Canada Housing Benefit

To learn more, visit canada.ca/one-time-housing-benefit. 

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