They will give you an estimated wait time for a unit in the area you would like to live in low cost housing. The length of time you have to wait depends on the availability of available properties, the number of people who have been waiting longer than you, and how many properties have been on the low cost housing market for a short time.
To apply for social housing, you must read the applying for social housing fact sheet, fill out an online application for housing assistance, and submit your application to the appropriate unit.
In the private market, you will be asked to rent for at least 6 months. If you have rented a home in the private market without incident, you will be able to move into low cost housing if you meet the requirements. There will be no further discussion of an extension of your lease if there are any breaches of the terms of that agreement during that time.