Description
Description (Service) Housing Resource Centre to assist those looking for permanent housing, services include:  
 
* assistance with accessing funding for utility and rent related expenses  
* 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 Housing Retention Fund, which is intended to assist low income residents of Simcoe County who are facing rent arrears or energy related financial emergencies by providing them with financial assistance  
* assistance with applications for Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)  
 
Member of the Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness * Housing access workers also provide support at the Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter and the Orillia Public Library
Service Details
Hours Office  
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * by appointment only 
 
Outreach Locations - Drop-in 
Fri 9 am-11:30 am * Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter, 48 Peter St S, Orillia 
Tue 10 am-4:30 pm, Orillia Public Library, 36 Mississaga St, Orillia
Areas Served Brechin ; Chippewas of Rama First Nation Unceded ; Orillia ; Ramara ; Severn - and surrounding area ; See catchment area map: www.simcoecommunityservices.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Housing-Resource-Centres-map.jpg
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Adults * Young Adults * 16 yrs and up 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
Application Call to make an appointment and to get an application form * Referral - social agency * Referral - self 
Applications for heating assistance (electric or gas) are accepted from Oct-Apr
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Orillia
Address & Map
35 West St N
Orillia, ON L3V 5B9
 
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Intersection West St N and Coldwater Rd W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Regional Housing Support Services: 705-739-0485
Toll Free Phone 1-833-726-9082
Website https://empowersimcoe.ca/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmpowerSimcoe/
Instagram Instagram: instagram.com/empower_simcoe/
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/empower-simcoe/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/empowersimcoe
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UClFRrDG7qsNUQ3AZxg-UuuQ
Primary Contact Laurie Straughan, Supports and Services Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2239; Email: lstraughan@empowersimcoe.ca
Primary Executive Claudine Cousins, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-9082

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