Empower Simcoe

Site: Midland - Elizabeth St

Service: Regional Housing Support Services

Record #: BAR1263
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 28 Mar 2024


Description (Service)

Housing Resource Centre to assist those looking for permanent housing, services include:

  • assistance applying for Rent Supplement or Housing Allowance
  • assistance with accessing funding for rent related expenses
  • assistance with accessing funding for utility related expenses. Intake provided in some areas
  • assistance with accessing funding for support services needed for individuals with a disability or mental illness who are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support
  • landlord/tenant mediation
  • referrals to community resources
  • maintaining a landlord registry
  • maintaining a housing registry of houses, townhouses, apartments, rooms and shared accommodation
  • assistance with applications for subsidized housing which must be forwarded by client
  • assistance with applications for Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)
  • Member of the Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness

Outreach Locations
Housing Access Workers also provide support through other community agencies

Service Details

Hours Office:
By appointment Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

  • Tue 9:30 am-12:30 pm: Midland Public Library, 320 King St, Midland
  • see Outreach Locations - Drop-in for updates or changes in schedule
  • Areas Served Beausoleil First Nation ; Midland ; Penetanguishene ; Severn ; Springwater ; Tay ; Tiny ; See catchment area map
    • Age Requirement: 16 yrs and up
    • Young adults and adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, low income or having a special need that affects ability to obtain or maintain adequate affordable housing
    • Rent Supplement or Housing Allowance: for tenant eligibility and unit eligibility click here
    • Call to make an appointment and to get an application form
    • Drop-in at Outreach Locations
    • Referral - social agency
    • Referral - self
    • Applications for heating assistance (electric or gas) are accepted from Oct-Apr
    • Landlord Partnership Program: fill out form on website by clicking here.
    Languages English
    Fees None

    Address and Location

    Located In Community Midland
    Address & Map
    The Guesthouse Shelter and Community Hub
    522 Elizabeth St
    Midland, ON
    Canada L4R 2A1
    Intersection King St and Elizabeth St
    Physical Access Not Accessible

    Contact Information

    Office Phone 705-739-0485, Regional Housing Support Services
    Toll Free Phone 1-833-726-9082
    E-Mail housingcalls@empowersimcoe.ca
    Website https://www.empowersimcoe.ca/regional-housing-support-services
    Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmpowerSimcoe/
    Instagram Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empower_simcoe/
    LinkedIn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/empower-simcoe/
    Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerSimcoe
    YouTube YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClFRrDG7qsNUQ3AZxg-UuuQ
    Primary Contact Kelly Erb, Regional Housing Supervisor; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2309; Email: kerb@empowersimcoe.ca
    Alternate Contact Jamie Hall, Marketing and Communications Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 5280; Email: jhall@empowersimcoe.ca
    Mailing Address The Guesthouse Shelter and Community Hub 
    522 Elizabeth St 
    Midland, ON 
    Canada L4R 2A1

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