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County Orillia Campus opens application process for new affordable housing rental units in Orillia


​Midhurst/November 1, 2023 – The Simcoe County Housing Corporation is announcing that online applications for residential rentals at the newly built County Orillia Campus have opened as of November 1st. Applications are now available online and may be submitted at simcoe.ca/CountyOrilliaCampus.

The multi-use development includes 130 mixed affordable residential rental units for seniors, families, and individuals. The building offers a mix of studio/bachelor, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. All of the studio and one-bedroom units follow a universal design to age-in-place, ensuring this will be a comfortable place to call home for seniors and older adults. We are incredibly proud to be able to offer a variety of onsite resources including Ontario Works, Children & Community Services, and Social Housing, as well as, a number of community agencies and resources including Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Helping Hands, EarlyON Child and Family Centre, and licensed child care.

Well-designed housing such as the County Orillia Campus provides safety, health and affordability. It is an investment in our community. This campus will increase the opportunity for low-to-moderate income households, and some of those most vulnerable individuals in the community, to access affordable housing with dignity. The County Orillia Campus expects to welcome new residents in early 2024, with the first residents moving in throughout the spring of 2024.

About the application process
The applications process is based on first-come-first-served and is subject to approval by the Simcoe County Housing Corporation, as per their guidelines for affordable rentals. Applications require online submission on our website at simcoe.ca/CountyOrilliaCampus. For those who are unable to apply online, the County of Simcoe's Customer Service Desk is available to assist you. Please call at 705-735-6901, or toll-free at 1-800-263-3199 (open Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

About the Simcoe County Housing Corporation
The County of Simcoe is the direct owner and manager of Simcoe County Housing Corporation (SCHC), which provides affordable housing to seniors, families and individuals. The County continues to focus on supporting individuals and families in greatest housing need. In 2014, the County set a target that we would create 2,685 new affordable housing units by 2024. We are proud to say that not only did we reach that goal; in fact, we exceeded it earlier than planned (by the end of 2022) with 2,775 affordable rentals reportedly created by 2023.

In partnership with private and not-for-profit organizations, the County continues to allocate and secure funding for the creation of new purpose-built affordable rental units in communities across Simcoe County. For more information about new and upcoming housing developments in Simcoe County, including this County Orillia Campus, please visit this page.

About the County of Simcoe
County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.​

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Andrea Walasek
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
249-535-3511 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)
Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca​ ​​​