Housing Help Centre

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.

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 Social Housing Registry. Our staff has an excellent rapport with the Social Housing Registry and work closely with them to solve complex applications. Given that there is an extensive waiting period for subsidized housing, the staff provides more immediate assistance to finding alternate housing arrangements.

On a weekly basis, our Accommodation Listing is updated and 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.

At the Centre, clients can meet with one of our Case Managers who will assess the individuals’ needs, provide information and referrals, advocate with landlords or health/social service organizations and help clients move into permanent, affordable housing. The staff has access to on-going information regarding services offered throughout the city. Our resource centre staff work with other agencies to provide regular on-site sessions for the public regarding available services and how to access them.

Another important part of the Housing Help Centre is our Eviction Prevention service. Our Case Managers help individuals and families maintain their current housing. The efforts we make to avoid evictions or find resolutions for both parties makes this service invaluable. Our staff assist clients in accessing funds for rent/utilities arrears, referrals and budgeting. Home Base Housing staff conducts on-going discussions with the Kingston Community Legal Clinic regarding staff training and support.

Contact Us

To apply for non-profit housing www.socialhousingregistry.ca

Find out about additional housing costs Find out more about the Social Housing Registry

 

Home Base Housing acknowledges the United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington for the support it gives to the Housing Help Centre. For more information about the way United Way helps our community, visit their website.

Visit the United Way website

 

In addition, Home Base Housing acknowledges funding by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy Outreach Communities Initiative for the support for the following: ID Bank and Hostel Support Case Worker.

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