Housing Retention Program - Simcoe County

Description (Service) Assists with first/last month's rent, rental/mortgage arrears or utility arrears including hydro, gas,oil, and wood, moving/storing expenses, setup benefit 
Requests for financial assistance will be considered based on individual circumstance and available funding
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Boundaries Simcoe County
Eligibility Low income including CPP, EI, WSIB * Ontario Works (OW) recipients * ODSP recipients * working individuals 
Assistance is provided to anyone who is determined to be eligible once every 2 years (24 months) for a maximum of up to $2200 total 
For utility assistance, must have a disconnect notice  
For rental arrears, must have a notice of eviction 
For mortgage, you must have letter stating the bank will not defer payment
Application OW and ODSP recipients are required to complete a 1 page application form which can be obtained from their case worker/OW office or local Housing Support Office * Also, they MUST contact their worker to advise of application * To check on status/progress of application, OW and ODSP recipients (for all of Simcoe County) can call Social and Community Services Division, Ontario Works office at 705-722-3132, ext 1833 
For all other applications for low income individuals/families living in Simcoe County (with the exception of South Simcoe, including Alliston, Bradford, West Gwillimbury, Tottenham, Angus, Essa, Beeton) contact Empower Simcoe 705-739-0485, or toll free 1-833-726-9082, to schedule an appointment with the office in your area * Applicants will be advised at that time of what documents to bring to appointment 
For individuals living in South Simcoe - Alliston, Bradford, West Gwillimbury, Tottenham, Angus, Essa, Beeton 
Refer to Contact Community Services * Call 705-435-4900 
Applications for heating assistance (electric or gas) are accepted from Oct-Apr
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Site Location Various locations - Check website for closest location
Located In Community Simcoe County
Address & Map
Simcoe County, ON
Physical Access Unknown - call to confirm
Contact Information
Website www.simcoe.ca/ChildrenandCommunityServices/Pages/housing-retention.aspx

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