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Housing Retention Program

​​​​Housing Retention is a Program funded by the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) that aims to prevent or end homelessness by improving access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing and homelessness services for people experiencing homelessness and for people at-risk of homelessness. Every circumstance is unique and is assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine the right combination of interventions/assistance to support success.

A combined maximum of $1200.00 for singles/couples and $2000.00 for families in a 24-month period may be available for one or more of the interventions – First or Last Month's Rent, Moving Expenses, Rental/Utility Arrears.

Housing Retention Pro​gram Guidelines 

How to Apply

For individuals in receipt of Ontario Works or ​Ontario Disability Support, applications can be completed over the phone through their local Ontario Works office.  Individuals that are not in receipt of Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support should contact their local Housing Resource Centre.

Housing Resource Centres

Residents in South Simcoe 

39 Victoria St. East​​​​
Alliston, Ontario
L9R 1W1

For information or to arrange an appointment please call:​

(705)-435-4500 ext. 206 
(905)-778-9058 ext. 110  Bradford/Innisfil​

All other areas of Simcoe County
Empower Simcoe​

39 Fraser Court
Barrie, Ontario
L4N 5J5​

For information or to arrange an appointment please call:

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