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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:
39 Victoria St. East
Alliston, Ontario
L9R 1W1
Phone: 435-4900
​​Simcoe Community Services - Housing Support Services 
Serving Barrie and surrounding areas at:
39 Fraser Court
Barrie, Ontario
L4N 5J5
Phone: 739-0485
​​Serving Collingwood and surrounding areas at:
South Georgian Bay Housing Resource Centre
115 Hurontario Street
Suite 105
Collingwood, Ontario
Phone: 739-0485
​​Serving Midland and surrounding areas at:
The Guesthouse Shelter & Community Hub
522 Elizabeth Street,
Midland, On L4R 2A1
Phone: 739-0485
​​Serving Orillia and surrounding areas at:
Orillia Housing Resource Centre
35 West Street
Orillia, Ontario
Phone: 739-0485
Simcoe Community Services - Drop In Locations and Times​ ​ ​
David Busby Centre
88 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, ON

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

​​Housing Resource Centre
115 Hurontario Street, Suite 105
Collingwood, ON

Tuesday:  9:00am – 11:30am

Housing Resource Centre
522 Elizabeth Street
Midland, ON

Thursday:  9:00am – 11:30am

​​Lighthouse Soup Kitchen & Shelter
48 Peter Street South
Orillia, ON

Friday:  9:00am – 11:30am