Landlord Engagement

Working to Build Stronger Communities
by Ending Homelessness

As a landlord, you have a great opportunity to help reduce homelessness in our community, while benefiting with lower vacancy rates, consistent rent payments, support for tenants, and more. North House works with landlords like you to provide permanent, affordable, and supported housing solutions to the communities in north Durham Region.

Signing Bonus! Landlords participating in Opening Doors in Durham Region may be eligible* to receive a signing bonus of up to $1,000. To be eligible to landlords must agree to:

  • use modified tenant screening criteria such as accepting applicants without income, with previous evictions, and/or criminal history that would previously lead to a denied application; or
  • accept an affordable rent that is lower than the average market rate.
* Check with our Landlord Engagement Specialist about program eligibility

Padmission Database

The Padmission database is our web-based housing search platform for homeless services organizations to assist individuals and families in their housing search. Available properties are updated by both landlords and North House staff to include:

  • Housing programs accepted
  • Property Address
  • Floor plan information, including square footage and bedroom/bathroom configuration
  • Rent requirements
  • Utility responsibilities
  • Amenities and facilities


Signing Bonus
> Up to $1,000 per lease signed with our tenant pool
Risk Mitigation Funds
> Up to $4,000 to help cover tenant damages or repairs
Monthly Rent Assistance
> Paid directly to landlord or property manager
Agency Support
> To help mitigate and resolve any concerns with tenants
Free Property Listings
> List and manage your properties in our Padmission database
Manage Your Listings
> Add, edit and activate vacant properties in real time
Fill Vacancies Fast
> Choose from tenant referrals from case managers




Frequently Asked Questions

We refer to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Average Market Rent listings.

Room rental between $700-$900 per month
Bachelor/studio rental between $950-$1,250 per month
1 bedroom rental between $1,200-$1,600 per month
2 bedroom rental between $1,400-$1,800 per month
3 bedroom rental between $1,600-$2,000 per month

You do! As the property manager, you have the final approval in determining the eligibility of a resident according to your own requirements.

Our program operates under the Average Market Rent standards provided by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). You must within these current ARM for north Durham Region:

Room rental between $700-$900 per month
Bachelor/studio rental between $950-$1,250 per month
1 bedroom rental between $1,200-$1,600 per month
2 bedroom rental between $1,400-$1,800 per month
3 bedroom rental between $1,600-$2,000 per month

If the property manager has additional questions or concerns that cannot be addressed with the resident, contact North House at (289) 640-1929 or by email.

If you have additional properties, apartments, or homes available to rent, you can simply add through the Padmission database. You control how many properties you want in the program. If you need assistance, call (289-640-1929) or email our Landlord Engagement Specialist who would be happy to assist!

No, your processes stay the same.

Yes! You will continue to do business as usual: your lease, your application, and whatever other requirements you already have will continue.

The same way your other residents pay rent! Direct deposit, cheque, in person, e-transfer. You and the resident will agree upon terms.

We need an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).

No, we just ask the property manager to make the unit that they are providing be at or below Average Market Rent.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the North House Landlord Engagement Specialist at (289) 640-1929 or by email.