Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative

Description (Service) Financial assistance to people experiencing homelessness to obtain and retain housing and to people at risk of homelessness to remain housed. Benefit can only be requested once in a 24 month period.

Eligible costs include: rental arrears, utility arrears, rent start up, home repairs that would otherwise not be completed and would place individual's health and welfare at risk and emergency homelessness
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Perth County ; St Marys ; Stratford
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Low income, Ontario Works, ODSP
Application Active OW and ODSP must complete a CHPI benefits request form. Applicants who are not current recipients of OW or ODSP must complete a CHPI application form and provide income verification to ensure they meet income limits (LICO)
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Perth County
Address & Map
City Hall Annex, 1st Floor
82 Erie St
Stratford, ON N5A 2M4
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-271-3773 ext 200
Toll Free Phone 1-800-669-2948 x 200
Primary Contact Alex Burgess, Manager, Ontario Works; Email: