The following programs aim to assist low-income families and individuals:
Emergency Energy Fund
This program helps with energy utility arrears, security deposits and
reconnection fees. The emergency fund is paid directly to energy
Provincial Rent Bank Program
This program helps low-income tenants with short-term arrears so
they can stay in their homes. They must provide a N-4 eviction notice.
This program helps those at risk of becoming homeless.
Housing Assistance Fund (new since January 1, 2013)
This fund helps those in immnent danger of becoming homeless for:
- moving costs to improve their situation, such as obtaining a less
expensive rent, fleeing a health hazard place or fleeing a violent
- last month's rent deposit to secure a rental unit; and
- energy arrears (hydro/fuel/gaz) with a disconnection notice.
TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THOSE FOUR PROGRAMS ABOVE, PLEASE CONTACT THE:
L'Orignal Office: 613-675-4642, ext. 6114 or 1-800-667-9825
Rockland Office: 613-446-2020, ext. 103 or 1-866-298-2228
*Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
This program helps pay Hydro One arrears. You must first contact the United Way of Greater Simcoe at 1 855 487-5327 for a financial evaluation.
Domiciliary Care Facilities (Hostels)
The domiciliary hostels offer permanent housing, personal support and
assist vulnerable adults of the community who, without this support,
could suffer health problems and related difficulties and who could
otherwise be homeless. The hostels’ standard customers are people with a
wide range of special needs, such as persons with mental illness,
physical and/or developmental disabilities and/or frail elderly who
cannot live alone anymore, but are not ready to be placed in a long-term
To apply, please call 613 446-2020, ext. 215 or 1 866 298-2228