Occupation Standards

A dwelling in low rental housing may only be allocated, depending on the sub-category to which it belongs, in accordance with the following rules:

  1. A studio apartment or the first bedroom shall be allocated to a single person or a person and their spouse
  2. An additional bedroom is allocated to a handicapped person whose disability or means used to compensate for such handicap prevents them from sharing a bedroom
  3. An additional bedroom shall be allocated to any additional person included in the household; 2 persons of less than 7 years of age shall share a bedroom
  4. A bedroom may be occupied by 2 persons of the same sex aged 7 or older
  5. An additional bedroom is allocated to a person of 16 years or older and, if applicable, to their spouse
  6. If custody of a child is shared, an additional bedroom is allocated to the household only if the child lives with said household at least 40% of the time
  7. If a child is the subject of a placement order from the court, an additional bedroom is allocated if said child will live in that household for a period greater than one year
  8. If a household is an emergency foster home certified by social services, an additional bedroom will be allocated to that household. Proof of certification from social services must be supplied annually to the KMHB by the household, on the 1st of July. If the household is no longer certified as an emergency foster home or if the household refuses or fails to submit a proof of certification, the household will be relocated in accordance with article 1990 of the Civil Code of Québec.

As stipulated in article 1990 of the Civil Code of Québec, the KMHB may, at any time, relocate a lessee who occupies a dwelling of a given category to a dwelling of a category more appropriate by giving him a three months’ notice. The lessee may appeal to the court for review of the decision within one month of receiving the notice.

A limit of one (1) bedroom may be added when interpreting rules 7 and 8 of this paragraph.