The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
Social Housing - Terminology
Consolidated Municipal Service Manager, (CMSM)
The City of St. Thomas is the designated Consolidated Municipal Service Manager for the St. Thomas - Elgin County Service Manager Area to administer social services including social housing, income maintenance, employment services, and childcare through the St. Thomas – Elgin Ontario Works Department.
Costs are shared with the County of Elgin in accordance with a written agreement between the City and the County.
Co-Ordinated Access, (Centralized Waiting List System)
Under the Social Housing Reform Act, the City as Service Manager is responsible to ensure that a co-ordinated access system is in place, is operating effectively and is in compliance with legislation.
Through an agreement, the City of St. Thomas has delegated the management of the Co-ordinated Access Centre to the Elgin and St. Thomas Housing Corporation.
The Access Centre processes rent-geared-to-income applications to the Centralized Waiting List on behalf of the ten Provincial Reformed housing providers and the public housing projects in St. Thomas and Elgin. Previously, housing providers maintained their own waiting lists.
Applicants may select the housing complex(es) at which they wish to reside.
Applicants are offered housing on a first-come first-served basis, and have three rights of refusal before being removed from the waiting list.
Two categories of applicants are permitted priority access to housing. Victims of family violence are placed at the chronological top of the waiting list. As well, a local priority has been established for in situ market households in sudden financial need as a result of job loss or the loss of a spouse. This local priority permits backdating of the application to the date of move-in to a social housing complex.
30% of household income is considered an affordable rent level.
RGI rent, therefore, is calculated on the basis of 30% of a household’s gross monthly income. Rent is adjusted each month as household income changes. Household income is reviewed at least annually.
A utilities charge is added to the RGI rent if the housing provider pays for heat and hydro. A utilities allowance is paid to RGI households to offset utilities costs if the household pays directly for heat and hydro.
The SHRA and Regulations outline in detail the rules and regulations around the exact calculation of RGI for those housing programs subject to the Act.
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
- 1 of 5
- next ›
How can we help?
A - Z
Pages in this section
- City Hall
- By-Law Enforcement
- City Clerk
- City Departments
- City Manager
- Contact Us
- Cultural Mapping Project
- Environmental Services
- Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Human Resources
- Mayor and Council
- Minutes and Agendas
- Ontario Works
- Affordable Home Ownership Program
- Child Care
- List of Programs
- Mission Statement
- Qualifying for Financial Assistance
- Social Housing
- Planning and Building Services
- Police Building Background Information
- Select Committee for New Police Building
- Visiting Us