Site: Owen Sound
Service: Social Services and Housing Departments - Sustainable Housing Benefit
|Record #: CWD4405||Last Modified: 04 Mar 2022||Last Full Update: 04 Mar 2022|
|Description (Service)||Provides financial assistance to Grey County residents to establish or maintain an affordable residence. May be available to help residents who are experiencing homelessness to obtain affordable housing either within or outside of Grey County, or to assist residents at risk of homelessness to remain housed. Not available to individuals who request funding to relocate into Grey County.
Allowable costs to obtain housing include: last month’s rent and deposits for energy costs (gas, electricity, etc). Requires verification of costs and complete information about landlord (name, address, contact phone number) and energy service providers.
Allowable costs to remain housed include rental arrears to avoid eviction and energy arrears to avoid service disconnection (heat, electricity, water and sewage, utilities). Copies of disconnection and eviction notices are required. Bed bug or other infestations are the responsibility of landlords. If the landlord fails to address a problem and verification of the infestation is provided, assistance may be considered.
Beds, fridges and stoves may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Costs are paid directly to landlords and/or service providers.
OW/ODSP clients may have their future rent/energy costs paid directly from their entitlement. Non-OW/ODSP applicants must provide verification of accommodation costs, income and assets.
|Public Comments||Funding is limited. Entitlement amounts and approved services may vary at various times.|
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Grey County|
Residency Requirements: Grey County
|Application||Call either the Housing or Social Services Department and request for the Sustainable Housing Benefit Form to be mailed out. Application form available online on the Affordable Housing page or pick up an application form at:
Application form includes information on where and how to submit the completed application, consent and verifying information to consider the request
Appointment is not required
|Address and Location|
|Located In Community||Owen Sound|
|Address & Map||
County of Grey
595 9th Ave E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 3E3
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|Intersection||9th Ave and 6th St East|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Office Phone||Housing: 519-376-5744|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-265-3119|
Social Services: 519-376-4920
|Primary Contact||Josh Gibson, Housing Programs Manager; Phone: 519-376-5744 ext 1216; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||Anne Marie Shaw, Director; Phone: 519-376-5744 ext 1305; Fax: 519-376-0445; Email: email@example.com|
|Mailing Address||c/o Department of Housing or Department of Social Services
595 9th St E
Owen Sound, On N4K 3E3