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Service: Instructions for I&R (Provincial)- Home Takeover

Record #: CWD2397
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 22 Aug 2022


Description (Service) What is a Home Takeover
A home takeover is a situation where vulnerable tenants are forced to accommodate unwanted guests in their homes. During home takeovers, vulnerable tenants [may initially] allow people into their homes to help fulfill unmet social, economic, and personal needs. In the process, the tenant is threatened physically, financially, and/or psychologically.

To better understand existing response and gaps in responding to a home takeover, several community partners joined together and participated in a stakeholder survey. As a result, a home takeover advisory committee consisting of housing organizations, mental health services, police, fire and other community organizations was formed to address the issue collaboratively and reduce the incidence of home takeover in rent-geared-to-income (RGI) neighbourhoods.
As part of the project, a multi-stakeholder Home Takeover Response Framework has been developed as an approach designed to build community partners' ability to prevent, identify, respond to and support recovery from home takeover.

2-1-1's Role
2-1-1's Community Navigators will support tenants over the phone if they call 2-1-1 requesting support for home takeover issues. The Housing and Homelessness team will activate pathways for system navigation (i.e. YMCA Housing, Non-Emergency Police).

Service Details

Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility No restrictions.
Application If someone is calling from Bruce or Grey with the concern that they are the victim/target of a home takeover, intervention will vary depending on the target's circumstances, needs and strengths. Detailed needs assessment is required to fully understand the situation and provide referrals to support the situation.

If the tenant (victim/target) is in danger, they should dial 9-1-1 to have the perpetrator removed from the property.

Daytime (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm): transfer to the Emergency Housing Reg Hours skill set within Max.

After Hours (Mon-Fri 4:30 pm- 8:30 am and Sat-Sun (any time): transfer to the Emergency Housing AH skill set within Max.
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Address & Map
Coordinates: 44.6073644, -79.4190960
Physical Access Not Applicable

Contact Information

Office Phone No public telephone number

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