Empower Simcoe

Site: South Georgian Bay

Service: Regional Housing Support Services

Record #: BAR1266
Last Modified: 29 May 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)
  • support people to keep information current for the coordinated access system in Simcoe County
  • 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

Drop-in: see Outreach Locations - Drop-in
Areas Served Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Wasaga Beach ; 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 Collingwood
Address & Map
485 Second St
Unit B
Collingwood, ON
Canada L9Y 2E1
Intersection High St and Second St
Physical Access Fully 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 485 Second St 
Unit B 
Collingwood, ON 
Canada L9Y 2E1

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