Through the Office municipal d'habitation de Longueuil — OMHL [the Longueuil Municipal Housing Bureau], Ville de Longueuil offers to low-to-moderate income families and retired persons living in the Montreal urban community (MUC).
The OMHL has over 3,200 dwellings for rent. Almost 2,400 of these are low cost housing units and some 600 are units rented to private owners, in accordance with the Rent Supplement Program, and more than 300 units at affordable prices.
The Municipal Housing Offices' land bank also includes some 1,200 co-operative housing units. Longueuil has 63 housing co-operatives, most of which are located in Vieux-Longueuil.
The low-cost or affordable housing administered by the Longueuil Municipal Housing Office should not be confused with housing co-operatives or with the housing subsidy program. Housing co-operatives are represented by the Fédération des coopératives d'habitation montérégiennes (FÉCHAM) (Montérégie Federation of Housing Co-operatives), whereas the housing subsidy program serves people who are 55 years of age and older and families spending a large part of their revenue on housing. It is administered by Revenue Quebec.
To qualify for low cost housing, you must:
- be a Canadian citizen and a permanent resident of Quebec;
- have a revenue that does not exceed certain limits;
- have lived 12 consecutive months over the last 24 months within the area of the Montreal Metropolitan Community;
- be self-sufficient (able to live without assistance).
On top of the low-cost housing program, the OHML manages the housing supplement program and the affordable housing program. Low-income families who are looking for a low-cost or affordable apartment are asked to contact the Office municipal d'habitation de Longueuil.