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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
​​Simcoe Community Services - 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:
South Georgian Bay Housing Resource Centre​
115 Hurontario St., Suite #105
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 2L9
​​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​
Simcoe Community Services - Drop In Locations and Times​ ​ ​
David Busby Centre
88 Mulcaster St.
Barrie, ON
L4M 3M5

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

​​South Georgian Bay Housing Resource Centre
115 Hurontario St., Suite #105
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 2L9

Tuesday:  9:00am – 11:30am

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

Thursday:  9:00am – 11:30am

​​Lighthouse Soup Kitchen & Shelter
48 Peter St. South
Orillia, ON
L3V 5B1

Friday:  9:00am – 11:30am

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).