Located at 540 Montreal Street at the corner of Joseph St., the Housing Help Centre offers one-stop housing assistance. Since it opened in 2000, the Housing Help Centre has responded to the needs of individuals who are homeless or require affordable housing.
If you are 16-24 years old please visit One Roof for housing help
Through the Housing Help Centre, our staff assists people with applications for the Social Housing Registry. They provide practical assistance in gathering required documentation to complete the applications for the Registry. Given that there is an extensive waiting period for subsidized housing, the staff provides more immediate assistance to finding alternate housing arrangements through our Apartment Listing.
The centre offers a Community Voice Mail service where those who do not have a phone can receive a private extension with a common telephone number at no cost.
This private extension allows anyone to leave a message for the person and the person can access their messages from any phone at anytime.
Another free-to-clients service is our Mail Agreement where those without a fixed address can have mail re-directed to the Housing Help Centre, helping those individuals or families to stay connected through the mail. This service cannot be used for Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program.
For adults ages 25+, these services are available at 540 Montréal Street
If you are 16-24 years old, please contact One Roof
Our Apartment Listing is updated three times a week (Mon/Wed/Fri) and ranges from Rooms to 3-bedroom Apartments. It is compiled from existing marketplace advertising as well as from numerous contacts with local landlords. Our lists are also faxed to social service and health care institutions to be used by their clients. The list is also located on our website… under the drop-down menu for the Housing Help Centre.
If you have been asked to leave your current housing, have no housing, or your housing is unsafe you may be referred to a Prevention/Diversion Case Manager.
This person can support you searching for new housing, help you navigate the eviction process, and refer you to relevant resources. Every person’s situation is unique and requires different supports. Supports can look like helping contact landlords, helping fill out applications, education regarding tenancy rights, referrals to other resources, advocating to landlords or other agencies, help communicating with other agencies.
If you are homeless or are facing an eviction a Prevention Diversion Case Manager can help you complete a Homelessness Prevention Fund Application. Which can help with select costs associated with securing new housing or with preventing an eviction.
Please note the Housing Help Centre will be CLOSED on Monday, June 6th from 9AM-12:30PM
Contact our main office at (613) 542-6672 and request to speak with the Housing Help Centre.
You can also reach out to us using the contact form below