Item - 2015.EX5.11

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on May 5, 2015 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on April 22, 2015 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on May 5, 2015.

EX5.11 - Recommendations Regarding the Social Housing Waiting List

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on May 5, 6 and 7, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council direct staff to negotiate the acquisition of the social housing waiting list administration business and rent supplement program administration business (the "Business") of Access Housing Connections Inc. (Housing Connections) substantially on the terms, conditions and principles set forth in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) attached as Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to execute and deliver on behalf of the City of Toronto as purchaser an agreement of purchase and sale of the Business with Toronto Community Housing Corporation and Housing Connections upon terms and conditions that substantially reflect the terms, conditions and principles of negotiation set forth in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) attached as Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, together with such negotiated terms and conditions as are satisfactory to the General Manager and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to execute and deliver on behalf of the City of Toronto such other notices, consents, authorizations and agreements as shareholder, Social Housing Service Manager or purchaser in order to facilitate the acquisition of the Business including, without limitation, amendments to the Operating Agreement between the City and Toronto Community Housing.

 

4.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration remain confidential until the necessary agreements are executed to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration remains confidential in its entirety at this time in accordance with the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it relates to the security of property belonging to the City or local board and to labour relations or employee negotiations.  Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration will be made public once the necessary agreements have been executed to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

Confidential Attachment - Security of the property belonging to the municipality or local board; Labour relations or employee negotiations

Background Information (Committee)

(April 8, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Recommendations Regarding the Social Housing Waiting List
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78850.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

Communications (Committee)

(April 21, 2015) Letter from Senator Art Eggleton, Chair, Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing, submitted by Mayor John Tory (EX.Supp.EX5.11.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52380.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(April 30, 2015) E-mail from Peter Clarke (CC.Supp.EX5.11.2)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) May-05-2015 2:22 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX5.11 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 5 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Justin J. Di Ciano, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Michael Thompson

Declared Interests (City Council)

The following member(s) declared an interest:

Councillor Michael Thompson - as his brother has taken a job with Toronto Community Housing Corporation

EX5.11 - Recommendations Regarding the Social Housing Waiting List

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Security of the property belonging to the municipality or local board; Labour relations or employee negotiations

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct staff to negotiate the acquisition of the social housing waiting list administration business and rent supplement program administration business (the "Business") of Access Housing Connections Inc. (Housing Connections) substantially on the terms, conditions and principles set forth in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) attached as Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to execute and deliver on behalf of the City of Toronto as purchaser an agreement of purchase and sale of the Business with Toronto Community Housing Corporation and Housing Connections upon terms and conditions that substantially reflect the terms, conditions and principles of negotiation set forth in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) attached as Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, together with such negotiated terms and conditions as are satisfactory to the General Manager and in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor.

 

3.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to execute and deliver on behalf of the City of Toronto such other notices, consents, authorizations and agreements as shareholder, Social Housing Service Manager or purchaser in order to facilitate the acquisition of the Business including, without limitation, amendments to the Operating Agreement between the City and Toronto Community Housing.

 

4.  City Council direct that Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (April 8, 2015) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration remain confidential until the necessary agreements are executed to the satisfaction of the City Solicitor.

Origin

(April 8, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

Direct control of the rent-geared-to-income (RGI) waiting list function is needed to implement Council-directed business improvements to housing access services. This report outlines the business case and the comprehensive due diligence being exercised by City officials to bring the social housing waiting list function, currently delegated to Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and managed by Housing Connections (a subsidiary of TCHC) and all other delegated functions and roles, into the City's reporting and governance structure.

 

To ensure the system for accessing housing services was operationally efficient and functioning in the best interest of households in need, the City has conducted an extensive review of the centralized waiting list for social housing. The review resulted in recommendations to implement a range of service improvements, which were approved by Council in July 2014, including a choice-based system, an integrated service delivery model and the transformation of the centralized waiting list into a multi-service housing registry.

 

The business, policy and organizational changes needed to implement these recommendations will require the City to govern and operate the waiting list function. This aligns with the delivery of other housing services and the implementation of administrative changes to RGI access. This report includes a business case, rationale and due diligence plan to transfer the waiting list business unit into the City.

Background Information

(April 8, 2015) Report from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on Recommendations Regarding the Social Housing Waiting List
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-78850.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

Communications

(April 21, 2015) Letter from Senator Art Eggleton, Chair, Mayor's Task Force on Toronto Community Housing, submitted by Mayor John Tory (EX.Supp.EX5.11.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ex/comm/communicationfile-52380.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council