United Way of Bruce Grey

Site: United Way of Bruce Grey

Service: COVID Related Rent Arrears Assistance

Description (Service) Rental arrears assistance for households who have COVID-19 Pandemic related income loss (lost a shift due to staying home with a child for a day, loss of job/income, quarantine requirements etc). It can also assist low income seniors who have lost a portion of their Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) due to the fact that the COVID-19 assistance they may be getting is not considered employment earnings.

Applicants DO NOT have to have an eviction notice to qualify, as long as their income loss is COVID related. They need to be late by at least one day and be able to get a letter from their landlord verifying this.  
Arrears assistance is dependent on the landlord allowing the tenants to stay. It will not be paid out if an eviction notice has been OFFICIALLY GRANTED and the eviction cannot be prevented.   Arrears assistance is dependent on the SUPPORT allowing the tenants to stay. 
If someone has a pending eviction notice, the Grey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic may be able to help.

Available assistance (based on income limit - see eligibility) 
Household Size Maximum Rental Assistance
Single/Couple $3,200
with 1 Dependent $3,700
with 2 Dependents $4,100
3 or more Dependents $4,400

Accessing assistance through this fund does NOT reduce eligibility for the United Way of Bruce Grey's regular Utility Assistance fund. 

Individuals with income loss NOT due to COVID, should attempt to access CHPI funds through Bruce or Grey County.
Service Details
Hours Call 2-1-1 Mon-Sun 24 hours
United Way: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility Minimum age: 16 years old

Individuals requiring rent assistance due to a COVID-19 Pandemic related income loss whose income doesn't exceed the following household criteria:

  • Single person: $32,000
  • Two people: $37,500
  • Three people: $42,000
  • Four people +: $50,000
  • For households 5+ less than $10,000 over the stated limit consideration by UWBG.

Individuals in rent geared to income county housing MAY not be eligible.

Application Call 2-1-1 to apply.
Languages English
Fees none
Address and Location
Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
380 9th St E
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 1P1
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Intersection 9th St E and 4th Ave E
Physical Access Not Accessible - No elevator, Ring bell at front door and staff will come downstairs
Contact Information
Office Phone To apply: 2-1-1
Toll Free Phone 1-800-794-1728
Fax 519-376-5458
E-Mail assist@unitedwaybg.com
Website https://unitedwayofbrucegrey.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/Unitedwaybrucegrey
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/weRpossibility
Primary Contact Karen Baxter, Utility Assistance Co-ordinator; Phone: 519-376-1560
Alternate Contact Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director; Phone: 519-376-1560; Email: execdir@unitedwaybg.com
Mailing Address 380 9th St E 
Owen Sound, ON 
Canada N4K 1P1

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