Empower Simcoe

Site: Orillia - 75 Queen St E

Service: Regional Housing Support Services

Record #: BAR1264
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2023
Last Full Update: 31 Jan 2023


Description (Service)

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

  • 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

  • Thu 12:30 pm-3 pm: Orillia Public Library, 36 Mississaga St W, Orillia
  • Tue 12:30 pm-3 pm: Ontario Works (Orillia Office), 50 Andrew St S 2nd Floor, Orillia
  • see Outreach Locations - Drop-in for updates or changes in schedule
Areas Served Brechin ; Chippewas of Rama First Nation Unceded ; Orillia ; Ramara ; Severn - and surrounding area ; 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
  • 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 Orillia
Address & Map
75 Queen St E
Orillia, ON L3V 8M2
Intersection Queen St E and Front St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone Regional Housing Support Services: 705-739-0485
Toll Free Phone 1-833-726-9082
E-Mail housingcalls@empowersimcoe.ca
Website https://empowersimcoe.ca/regional-housing-support-services/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmpowerSimcoe/
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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

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