Description (Service) The Housing & Community Services Department administers: 
Social Housing 
Has 324 rent-geared-to-income units across the District 
Determines eligibility for rent-geared-to-income housing 
Maintains the wait list for social housing  
Has a number of rent supplement units with private landlords 
Homelessness Prevention Program  
Staff assist community individuals and families with housing and homelessness issues, provides tenant and landlord education, tenant and landlord mediation as well as referrals to other community services  
Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) assists low income residents that are in receipt of OW or ODSP as well as low income seniors, individuals and families that are not in receipt of social assistance with rent or mortgage, utility, energy and heat arrears.  
Administers the Canada/Ontario Affordable Housing Program in the District 
Owns and operates the Parry Sound Housing Corporation with 209 units of rent-geared-to-income housing across the district
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Parry Sound District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Adults; Seniors
Application Application form
Languages English
Fees None ; Call for information * Fee assistance available.
Address and Location
Located In Community Parry Sound
Address & Map
1 Beechwood Dr
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1J2
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Intersection Beechwood Dr. and Church St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - in administration office
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-746-7777 Housing Administration 
705-774-9600 Parry Sound Housing Corporation
Toll Free Phone 1-877-767-6060
After Hours Phone 24hr answering service for Housing Corporation emergencies only
Fax 705-774-9958
Primary Contact Janice Bray, Manager of Housing and Community Services; Phone: 705-746-7777 ext 236; Email:
Alternate Contact Bobbi Verstraten, Supervisor of Housing Services; Phone: 705-746-7777 ext 274; Email:
Primary Executive Janet Patterson, Chief Administrative Officer; Phone: 705-746-7777

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