Housing Help Centre

Site: The Housing Help Centre - Scarborough

Record Details
Former Name Scarborough Housing Help Centre
Office Phone 416-285-8070
Fax 416-285-5410
E-Mail info@shhc.ca
Website www.thhc.org
Primary Contact Pushpmit Kaur, Housing Help Supervisor-York Region, The Housing Help Centre; Phone: 647-407-9077 * 416-285-8070; Email: pushpmit.bhatia@thhc.org
Alternate Contact Rosa Park, Housing Counsellor, The Housing Help Centre; Phone: 416-268-0654; Email: spark@thhc.ca
Established 2003
Primary Executive Gopi Krishna, Executive Director; Phone: 416-285-8070; Email: s.gopikrishna@thhc.org
Alternate Executive Mary Francis, Manager, The Housing Help Centre; Phone: 416-285-8070; Email: adminsupport@thhc.ca
Funding Regional / Municipal - York Region ; United Way
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)

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

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

Hidden Homelessness Among Newcomers Project -- workshops for housing providers, counsellors and newcomers * housing help for Armenian, Dari, Farsi, Korean, Cantonese/Mandarin and Tamil speakers in York Region
Hours By apt * Scarborough Office Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-2 pm * Drop-in program Tue 9 am-11 am
Areas Served Scarborough ; York Region
Boundaries Keswick to Steeles Avenue
Eligibility Works with low/middle income families
Application call for appointment * clients come in and fill out housing applications with staff and book follow-up appointments * clients are asked to bring government-issued identification
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Armenian ; Bengali ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dari ; Farsi ; Gujarati ; Hindi ; Malayalam ; Pashto ; Punjabi ; Russian ; Tamil ; Tibetan ; Turkish ; Urdu ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Site Location York Region and Scarborough
Located In Community Scarborough
Address & Map
2500 Lawrence Ave E, Unit 205
Scarborough, ON M1P 2R7
Intersection Midland Ave and Lawrence Ave E
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Accessible building and office
Service Categories Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Housing Issues ; Housing Search Assistance ; Utility Assistance ~ Certificates/Forms Assistance

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