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Housing Retention Program

​​​​Financial assistance is available to assist residents who are at risk of losing their rental housing or having their energy disconnected.  The Rent Arrears Assistance and Emergency Energy Arrears Assistance programs are available to residents of Simcoe County, with the exception of those who are eligible to receive assistance through Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).  For OW and ODSP clients, please contact your case worker. 

How to apply

The Housing Resource Centres will complete applications and provide case management, information and referrals.  Simcoe County residents wishing to apply for these programs are to contact the Housing Resource Centre in their area.

CONTACT Housing Support Services
Serving South Simcoe including Alliston and Bradford areas at:
CONTACT Housing Support Services
39 Victoria St. East
Alliston, ON     L9R 1W1
​​Empower Simcoe - Housing Support Services 
Serving Barrie and surrounding areas at:
Regional Housing Support Services
39 Fraser Court
Barrie, ON     L4N 5J5
​​Serving Collingwood and surrounding areas at:
Collingwood Housing Resource Centre​
B-485 Second St
Collingwood, ON     L9Y 3J7
​​Serving Midland and surrounding areas at:
The Guesthouse Shelter & Community Hub
522 Elizabeth St.
Midland, ON     L4R 2A1
​​Serving Orillia and surrounding areas at:
Orillia Housing Resource Centre
35 West St. North
Orillia, ON     ​L3V 5B8​
  Empower Simcoe - Drop In Locations and Times​ ​ ​
David Busby Centre
88 Mulcaster St.
Barrie, ON     L4M 3M5​

Monday:  8:30am – 12:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Wednesday:  8:30am – 12:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Friday:  8:30am – 12:00pm


Ontario Works Office
136 Bayfield Street, 3rd Floor
Barrie, ON     L4M 3B1​
​Monday: 9:00am - 4:30pmWednesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm

​​Collingwood Housing Resource Centre​
B-485 Second St
Collingwood, ON     L9Y 3J7

Tuesday: 9:00am – 11:30am

Collingwood Public Library
55 Ste. Marie Street,
Collingwood, ON     L9Y 0W6
Monday: 10:00am - 4:30pm

Ramblewood Community Family Health Team
14 Ramblewood Drive,​ Unit 202
Wasaga Beach, ON     L9Z 0C4
​Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:30pm

North Simcoe Housing Resour​ce Centre​​​
522 Elizabeth St.
Midland, ON     L4R 2A1

Thursday:  9:00am – 11:30am

Midland Public Library
320 King St.
Midland, ON     L4R 3M6​
​Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Thur​sday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
​​Lighthouse Soup Kitchen & Shelter
48 Peter St. South
Orillia, ON     L3V 5B1

Tuesday:  8:30am – 11:30am

Orillia Public Library
36 Mississauga Street West​
Orillia, ON     L3V 3A6
​Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:30p​m


For information or to arrange an appointment at any of the above offices, please call: 

​(705)739-0485   or   1-833-726-9082 (Toll-Free).