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Posted by on Mar 2016 in Advocacy, All Stories, Features, Slider | 0 comments

New ONPHA report on aging seniors in social housing

New ONPHA report on aging seniors in social housing

At ONPHA, we have spent the past year investigating the challenges that tenants living in social housing communities sometimes face. In November, we released the report Strengthening Social Housing Communities, based on communication with our members about what happens when vulnerable tenants – including frail seniors – can’t access the supports they need.

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Posted by on Dec 2015 in Advocacy, All Stories, Features, Slider | 0 comments

Turning 65: Easing financial transitions for older tenants

Turning 65: Easing financial transitions for older tenants

Older adults living on very low incomes may be unclear on how and when to transition to old age pensions, according to some advocates, such as policy critic John Stapleton. People who receive Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) will transition to Old Age Security benefits on their 65th birthday, which means the application process starts while tenants are still 64.

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