O. Reg. 189/12: GENERAL

Link to law: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r12189
Published: 2012-06-28

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ontario regulation 189/12

made under the

Ontario Works Act, 1997

Made: June 20, 2012
Filed: June 28, 2012
Published on e-Laws: June 28, 2012
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: July 14, 2012


Amending O. Reg. 134/98

(General)

1. Subsection 39 (1) of Ontario Regulation 134/98 is amended by adding the following paragraphs:

34. A payment made under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s Ontario Renovates program, if, in the opinion of the administrator, the payment will be used within a reasonable time and for the purpose for which it was paid.

35. A loan, including a forgiven loan, or contribution received from the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program authorized by section 51 of the National Housing Act (Canada), if, in the opinion of the administrator, the loan or contribution will be used within a reasonable time and for the purpose for which it was given.

2. Subsection 43 (2) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) The budgetary requirements for an applicant or recipient of emergency hostel services provided in a territory that is designated as a geographic area under section 2, 2.1, 2.2 or 2.3 of Ontario Regulation 136/98 (Designation of Geographic Areas and Delivery Agents) made under the Act shall be an amount approved by the Director for providing the benefit unit with board, lodging and personal needs.

3. Paragraph 15 of subsection 52 (1) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

15. Subject to subsection (2), a payment made by a service manager designated under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to be used as a rent supplement or a housing allowance, where approved by the Director.

15.1 A payment made under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s Ontario Renovates program.

4. Subsection 54 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following paragraphs:

25. A payment made under the consolidated housing and homelessness program administered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, up to an amount that is equivalent to the amount specified in subsection 43 (1), if the following criteria are satisfied:

i. The payment is made by a service manager designated under the Housing Services Act, 2011.

ii. The payment is made to residents of a place that provides permanent housing with limited supports to vulnerable adults who require some supervision and support with the activities of daily living.

iii. The payment is made for the personal needs of those residents.

26. A payment made under the consolidated housing and homelessness program administered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing by a service manager designated under the Housing Services Act, 2011 and applied to,

i. rent deposits, including first and last month’s rent,

ii. establishing a new principal residence,

iii. maintaining the health or welfare of a member of a benefit unit in his or her current residence,

iv. arrears on any of the costs of shelter listed in subsection 42 (1), or

v. other services, items, payments or costs related to housing and homelessness, as approved by the Director.

5. (1) Paragraph 4 of subsection 55 (1) of the Regulation is revoked.

(2) Section 55 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(1.0.1) An application for the benefit described in paragraph 4 of subsection (1), as that paragraph read on December 31, 2012, shall not be accepted after December 31, 2012.

(3) Subsection 55 (3) of the Regulation is revoked.

Commencement

6. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.

(2) Sections 1 and 3 are deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2012.

(3) Sections 2, 4 and 5 come into force on the later of January 1, 2013 and the day this Regulation is filed.

 

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