Tenant Action Funds

Tenants and tenant groups can apply for Tenant Action Funds to address local priorities. Review this page to learn about the application and selection process.

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    What are Tenant Action Funds?

    Tenants and tenant groups can apply for Tenant Action Funds to address local priorities. All Tenant Action Funds applications will be reviewed and approved by Interim Funding Tables.

    As part of the transition to the new Tenant Engagement System, TCHC has established Interim Funding Tables, made up of representatives from each directorate – east, central, seniors and west; to help distribute Tenant Councils and Use of Space funds to tenants or tenant groups who need resources for community initiatives. Members of the Interim Funding Tables are not allowed to submit funding requests for initiatives in their community, but members of their community can apply for the Tenant Action Funds. All applicants must balance previously allocated funds before seeking additional resources. Any tenant found to be misappropriating funds will be ineligible to apply for future resources.

    Once you submit your application form, it will be reviewed by the Tenant Action Funds Tables  in your directorate and they will determine whether or not funding will be allocated. Tenants will receive a letter with the status of their application within two weeks after the review meeting date. If your application is approved, your local engagement Community Services Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps.

    A maximum of $1,000 can be allocated to the project or initiative.

    2023 Tenant Action Funds Information Package and Application Form

    Download and review the 2023 Tenant Action Funds Information Package (PDF) to learn more about Tenant Action Funds.

    Complete the Tenant Action Funds application form (PDF) and email it to taf@torontohousing.ca

    2024 key dates

    • For March review, applications must be submitted by Thursday, February 29, 2024
    • For April review, applications must be submitted by Friday, March 29, 2024
    • For May review, applications must be submitted by Tuesday, April 30, 2024
    • For June review, applications must be submitted by Friday, May 31, 2024
    • For July review, applications must be submitted by Friday, June 28, 2024
    • For August review, applications must be submitted by Wednesday, July 31, 2024
    • For September review, applications must be submitted by Friday, August 30, 2024
    • For October review, applications must be submitted by Friday, September 27, 2024
    • For November review, applications must be submitted by Thursday, October 31, 2024

    Tenant Action Fund Tables

    Members of the Tenant Action Funds Tables include Toronto Community Housing tenants from across the city. They review tenant funding requests for community projects and initiatives that respond to tenant-identified priorities.

    To learn more about about Tenant Action Funds Tables or to submit an application to join, please visit the Tenant Action Funds Table page.

    The program formerly called Participatory Budgeting

    Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) continues to support tenant-led activities, programs, and events that help improve the quality and growth of TCHC communities. In the past, tenants who wanted to access funding for their project or initiative could engage in the Participatory Budgeting (PB) program or apply through the Tenant Action Funds (TAF) program. 

    Now, we are looking to redesign the program formerly known as Participatory Budgeting. 

    When the program was first introduced, it designated funding for tenant-involved decision-making in capital projects at TCHC. Overtime, the program evolved to give tenants the opportunity to make decisions about purchasing non-capital items (like furniture, gardening supplies, plants, exercise equipment, and more) for common area spaces in their buildings. This program is currently on hold. 

    Need more information about the program re-design?

    Read the former FAQ (PDF) to find out about the Tenant Action Funds and Participatory Budgeting programs. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christine Aina, Business Planner, at TenantEngagement@torontohousing.ca.