Welcome to the

Office of the Commissioner of Housing Equity (OCHE)

We are an independent office whose goal is to make sure support and protections exist for seniors (age 59 and older) and vulnerable residents of Toronto Community Housing who face a loss of subsidy or eviction due to rental arrears.

We look forward to helping residents, our stakeholders and our City.

Learn about us

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Meet our team

The Commissioner of Housing Equity, Cynthia Summers, leads a team of professionals who have experience in litigation and legal matters, social work, dispute resolution, facilitation and customer service.

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Our Team

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How we help

We review cases related to arrears and evictions for tenants of Toronto Community Housing who are a senior (age 59 and older) or a vulnerable person. We work with residents, Toronto Community Housing, the City of Toronto Ombudsman, and community partners to help find solutions.

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Talk to us

If you want more information, or to speak with a member of our staff, please contact us. Our office is open to the public and we welcome any questions -- let us know how we can help you.

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