Obtain an Application Package This package includes information on co-operative housing and the application process, a floor plan for both styles of our 3 bedroom units, and our application form. You can either pick one up during office hours at unit 36-615 Stonechurch Road East, have one mailed or emailed to you, or you can print the downloadable application found here
Complete and Return the Application Form Once you have decided that co-operative living is for you, return the completed application form along with proof of your income to the co-op office.
Determining Market or Geared to Income Housing Charge Once your application and proof of income have been received at the office, the Coordinator will determine whether your gross household income makes you eligible for market or geared to income housing charges.
Waiting List Your application will be placed on either the market housing charge or the geared to income housing charge wait list.
Available Unit When a unit becomes available, it will be determined whether the unit is a market or a geared to income unit and the corresponding wait list will be pulled.
Checks The Managerr will do landlord and credit checks on the applications pulled.
Interview Based on the checks that are done and other criteria (including any emergency situations, etc.) you will be asked to attend an interview. The interview is conducted by 2 to 3 people from the Member Selection Committee with all members of your household age 16 and over. We also encourage you to bring children under the age of 16. During the interview you will be asked questions relating to co-operative life and are invited to ask any questions you may have about how we operate.
Allocation of Unit The Member Selection Committee, Board of Directors, and the Manager will take a number of things into consideration when considering the allocation of the unit. This criteria includes: - The needs of the applicant (lack of accommodation, overcrowded residence, substandard building, etc.) - The availability of a unit and the applicant's availability to occupy the unit at the time the unit becomes vacant - Applicants who can offer skills or experience needed by the co-operative - Applicants who show a clear understanding of co-operative living and are willing to participate - Applicants who meet the above requirements and have the greatest seniority on the wait list
Notification If you are allocated a unit you will be notified over the phone and an appointment will be set-up to come in and sign the Occupancy Agreement. If, by chance, your application is not accepted, we are under no legal obligation to explain the reasons why.
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