Your first apartment

What is a lease? What percentage of my income should go to rent? What do I need? Where do I start? Who can help me?

For everyone, moving into a first apartment is a unique but demanding experience. Although a positive step, this can be a big challenge for young people struggling with adjustment problems or mental health issues, particularly if you have lived at a youth centre.

The “Avoir son chez soi” guide supports young adults as you move into your new home. It contains a ton of information about independent life in an apartment. Tested with youth and adults while it was being created, this guide is easy to consult and meets needs in a wide range of contexts.

See the guide documents below if you are moving into an apartment for the first time or going back to live in an apartment: