Housing Help Centre, The

Record Details
Alternate Name EEF ; Emergency Energy Fund ; Low Income Energy Assistance Program ; OESP ; Ontario Electricity Support Program ; Scarborough Rent Bank ; SHHC ; Streets to Homes Follow up Program ; THHC ; Utilities Grant: LEAP ; Winter Warmth Fund
Former Name Scarborough Housing Assistance and Placement Education for Singles (SHAPES) (1991) ; Scarborough Housing Help Centre (2015)
Office Phone 416-285-8070
Markham 416-317-3655
Thornhill 416-414-6779
Vaughan 416-268-0654
Richmond Hill 647-241-1237
Newmarket 647-267-5319
Georgina 416-414-6779
Fax 416-285-5410
E-Mail info@thhc.org
Website www.thhc.org
Primary Executive S Gopi Krishna, Executive Director; Email: s.gopikrishna@thhc.org
Funding United Way - United Way Greater Toronto
Description (Service) Housing help -- drop-in Tuesdays 9 am-11 am * information and referral * advice on tenant rights and responsibilities, eviction prevention * promotes affordable housing options * landlord registry -- recruitment of landlords and free rental listings, advice on unit habitability * Housing Connections (see separate entry) Community Partner -- assistance with housing search and application process

Rent Bank access centre -- interest-free loans to low income individuals, couples, seniors or families living in market rent units who face eviction as a result of rental arrears or continuous late payment * must have legal status in Canada and meet income requirements of 50 percent or less from social assistance * landlord and tenant mediation * follow-up search assistance and community referrals * also interest-free loans for first and last month's rent deposit to move into more affordable housing

Utilities Program -- access centre for Ontario Electricity Support Program -- assistance with applications * also for LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) -- assistance to low income individuals and families who are in arrears for their electricity utility bills and have exhausted all other sources of financial support * for help with Enbridge gas bills call 1-855-487-5327 * also access to Toronto Emergency Energy Fund (EEF)

Community Building and Connections -- for women, seniors and people homeless due to domestic violence and not eligible for existing federal settlement programs, also resident in Scarborough and eastern part of North York and have low income * support to integrate and settle in a new community

Streets to Homes Follow up Program -- follow-up case management services for individuals recently housed by the City of Toronto

Settlement Program -- orientation * interpretation * referral to education, employment or health services * help with form filling * citizenship test preparation classes

In York Region call according to your residence for appointment
York Region - Housing and Settlement services -- information and referral to other services such as Access York for rent or utility assistance intake, furniture bank, mediation services, legal clinics * connects both landlords and tenants with community resources and advocates on their behalf, providing long- term support * information on landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities * landlord registry -- recruitment of landlords and free rental listings, landlord and tenant matching * work with low income youth, families, newcomers and seniors to determine housing needs and assist with York Region Subsidized Housing and Special Priority applications * Ontario Electricity Support Program -- assistance with applications * newcomer settlement services * information sessions on above topics as well as Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-2 pm * drop in Tue 9 am-11 am
Areas Served North York Central ; North York East ; Scarborough ; Scarborough Central ; Scarborough North ; Scarborough South ; York Region
Eligibility Youth, families, newcomers, seniors who are homeless, under-housed or at risk of losing their housing
Application Call for information or appointment
Languages English ; French ; Amharic ; Arabic ; Armenian ; Bengali ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dari ; Farsi ; Hindi ; Kazakh ; Korean ; Punjabi ; Russian ; Shona ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Tibetan ; Tigrinya ; Turkish ; Urdu ; Interpretation by prior arrangement
Fees None
Located In Community Scarborough Central
Address & Map
2500 Lawrence Ave E, Unit 205
Toronto, ON M1P 2R7
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Intersection Midland Ave and Lawrence Ave E
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible -- call for details
Service Categories Case/Care Management ~ Previously Homeless People ; Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Housing Issues ; Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Citizenship Test Preparation ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; Eviction Prevention Legal Assistance ; Home Rental Listings ; Housing Search Assistance ; Housing Search Assistance ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Interpretation/Translation ; Issue Advocacy ~ Housing Issues ; Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Rent Payment Assistance ; Rental Deposit Assistance ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigration Issues ; Tenant Readiness Education Programs ; Tenant Rights Information/Counselling ; Utility Assistance


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