Northumberland County

Site: Cobourg - Courthouse Rd

Service: Community and Social Services - Shelter Benefit

Record #: NLD0082
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 28 Feb 2024


Description (Service) The Shelter Benefit is available for anyone needing assistance with the following items who meet the eligibility criteria :
  • Last month rent deposit
  • Utility deposit - issued directly to the utility provider
  • Rental arrears to avoid eviction
  • Utility arrears to avoid disconnection or to reconnect
  • Moving costs
  • Bed bug treatment/eradication for home owners
  • Bed bug treatment for rental situation - assistance may be issued to cover the reasonable costs incurred by the tenants for bed bug treatment (including mattress covers and additional laundry costs)
  • Household items - reasonable costs to be considered for those who are leaving shelter services, discharge from the hospital, discharge from incarceration, or cases of separation where a person is establishing a new residence (i.e. pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, bedding, linen, etc)

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Northumberland County
Eligibility People who are at risk of becoming homeless, or who are actively experiencing homelessness in Northumberland County.
Application To Apply:
  • Ontario Works recipients must contact their ongoing Caseworker
  • ODSP recipients and all other inquiries must contact the Customer Service Unit at 1-800-354-7051 ext 2001
Languages Interpretation services available upon request
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Cobourg
Address & Map
555 Courthouse Rd
Cobourg, ON
Canada K9A 5J6
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-372-6846, ext 2001
Toll Free Phone 1-800-354-7051, ext 2001
Fax 905-372-6701
Primary Contact Bill Smith, Homelessness Services Manager; Phone: 905-372-6846 or 1-800-354-7051 ext 2314
Mailing Address 555 Courthouse Rd 
Cobourg, ON 
Canada K9A 5J6

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