Durham First in Canada to Launch Online Social Housing System

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Region of Durham

Durham Region has rolled out the country's first online system to fill social housing vacancies. It was developed for people on the rent-geared-to-income wait list. It aims to give applicants more control over when and where they want to move, because they can apply for multiple properties whenever they are ready.

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The new system also aims to help people understand how few vacancies they have and give them a better idea of how long they may be waiting, giving the user more control over where and when they move, such as seniors signing themselves on the wait list well before they need the housing.