Access to Housing Page Content Rent-Geared-to-Income Social Housing (RGI)The County of Simcoe maintains waitlists for rent-geared-to-income housing owned or delivery by the Simcoe County Housing Corporation, and non-profit or co-operative providers. In order to be eligible for Social Housing, at least one member in your household must be 16 years or older. You must be a Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant or have Refugee Claimant Status. You must not owe arrears to any social housing provider or have misrepresented your household income. If you own a house, you must agree to sell it within six months of being housed. You may not have assets worth more than $50,000. All members of the household who are 16 years or older must sign the application and copies of birth certificates, proof of Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant status for all members of the household must be provided.Application for subsidized housing:You can print a copy of the Application hereIt can be picked up at the Social and Community Services office located at 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst, ON. You can request that it be mailed to you by calling 705-725-7215, and pressing ‘3’.Affordable Housing Click Here for application and details.Rent Supplement and Housing AllowanceA 'rent supplement/housing allowance' is a rent subsidy that bridges the difference between what a tenant can afford to pay and the full market rent. Rent subsidies can vary in amount and duration.Applicant Eligibilityapplicant must be on (or eligible to be on) the Social Housing Waiting Listincome cannot exceed 'Household Income Limits' as established by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing tenant cannot be related to owner/landlord/managing agentother eligibility criteria may be in place for specialized rent supplement/housing allowance programsUnit eligibilityrents cannot exceed CMHC average market rent (fully serviced)self-containedsatisfactory state of repair (inspection required)must meet occupancy standardsnot eligible; hostels, group home/congregate living arrangements, nursing & retirement homesHow to ApplyFUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED. The Housing Resource Centres, located in Alliston, Barrie, Collingwood, Midland and Orillia, are charitable, non-profit organizations that provide services to those in the community who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. These centres are generally the first point of contact to apply for housing rent supplements IF funding is available. County staff will determine eligibility of households referred by the resource centres and administer the subsidies.Housing Resource CentresBARRIEBarrie Housing Support ServicesSimcoe Community Services39 Fraser Court, Barrie Barrie, ON L4N 5J5 To book an appointment, please call: (705) 739-0485 ORILLIAOrillia Housing Resource CentreSimcoe Community Services35 West StreetOrillia, Ontario L3V 5G2To book an appointment, please call:(705) 739-0485ALLISTON CONTACT Community Service Centre South Simcoe Town Square39 Victoria Street East, PO Box 932 Alliston, ON L9R 1W1 To book an appointment, please call:(705) 435-4900 x206COLLINGWOODSouth Georgian Bay Housing Resource CentreSimcoe Community Services115 Hurontario Street, Suite 105 Collingwood, ON L9Y 2L9To book an appointment, please call:(705) 739-0485MIDLANDMidland Housing Resource CentreThe Guesthouse Shelter & Community HubSimcoe Community Services 522 Elizabeth Street, Midland, ON L4R 2A1To book an appointment, please call: (705) 739-0485Apply for Special Needs Housing Special needs housing means a unit that is modified for or is made available for occupancy by a household who has one or more persons who require accessibility modifications to live independently. All persons requesting one of these units need to complete an Application for Subsidized Housing and provide a doctor's letter to verify their need. There is an additional form called a Housing Preference Availability Form which can be completed in person at the County of Simcoe Administration Centre, Social and Community Services Division office at 1110 Hwy 26 Midhurst, Ontario. (Please ask for the “Special Needs Housing" binder). Applicants applying for these units will be placed on the waiting list for the units at the buildings they choose on the Housing preference Availability Form. If your needs change and you no longer require a modified unit, please contact Simcoe County Housing Corporation at 705-725-7215. Private/Non-Profit Affordable Rental Click Here to view a list of Private/Non-Profit affordable rental locations.