Co-op Housing Share Purchase Supplement may be paid only if both of the following apply:
- The family unit has received disability assistance or income assistance for at least the three previous calendar months.
- The recipient agrees in writing to repay the lump sum.
Recipients of hardship assistance are not eligible for a co-op share purchase supplement.
A co-op share purchase supplement is not to be issued where a recipient is renting a co-operative housing unit, as shares are not being purchased in rental situations.
If you meet the eligibility requirements for a co-op Housing Share Purchase Supplement, meet with your Employment and Assistance Worker (EAW) who will review your eligibility and provide you with the required forms and process your request.
If you are deemed ineligible for the co-op Housing Share Purchase Supplement, your EAW will explain the reason(s) for this and clearly explain the options available, including information on the reconsideration process.