York (Region of). Social Assistance

Site: York Region Administrative Centre

Service: Rent and Utility Assistance and Home Repair Funding

Record Details
Former Name Homelessness Prevention
Office Phone 1-877-464-9675
E-Mail accessyork@york.ca
Website www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/support/yr/housing/homerepairprogram/
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial
Description (Service) financial assistance for rent, mortgage payments, utilities, accessibility modifications, critical medical expenses, home safety repairs and other housing costs through three programs:

Housing Stability Program for individuals already receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits (see homelessness prevention program for people not receiving these) * behind on rental, mortgage or utility payments can get support from for Preventing a utility cut off, Preventing an eviction due to unpaid rent, Last month’s rent deposit, Moving and storage costs, Utility deposits and reconnection costs, Household items * Follow up support will be provided two weeks, one month, three months and six months after receiving benefits from program ;

Homelessness Prevention program people who are not receiving other financial assistance who are behind on rental, mortgage or utility payments * assistance for Preventing a utility cut off , Preventing an eviction due to missed rent or mortgage payments, Moving costs, First and last month’s rent, ID replacement, Urgent medical needs;

Home Repair Program grants of up to $7,500 per year, lifetime maximum of $15,000, to low and moderate income homeowners who need modifications to make their homes accessible or critical repairs to improve the safety of their homes * can help with critical repairs or accessibility modifications such as ramp installations, accessibility enhancements such as bathtub conversions to walk-in showers, porch lifts and interior stair lifts, grab bars, raised toilets, lighting improvements and handrail installations for interior and exterior stairs, urgent repairs to roofs, windows or other areas that jeopardize ability to live safely in own home, critical furnace repairs or replacements that jeopardize ability to continue to live safely in own home or help address problems associated with health condition
Hours Mon to Fri 8:30 - 4:30 pm
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility Housing Stability Program must Live in York Region, Be homeless or at risk of homelessness, Receive assistance from Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program, Have not received benefits from this program within the last three years * Homelessness Prevention Program must not received program support within the last five years, Live in York Region, Be behind on rent, mortgage or utility payments or be living in a temporary shelter, Not be receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits * Home Repair program must own primary residence in York Region worth no more than the Home Value Eligibility Threshold (see website or phone to ask for location in York Region), with total income less than limit identified on website and home needs modifications to accommodate a household member who has a disability or urgent repair and work required has not been completed * see application guide on website
Application Housing Stability Program call 1-888-256-1112, TTY 905-895-4293 or toll free 1-866-512-6228 for the deaf or hard of hearing, appointment will be made with a Housing Stability Worker to see if eligible * Homeless Prevention Program in Markham, Richmond Hill or Vaughan, contact Jewish Family and Child Services at 416-638-7800 Ext. 6234, in Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket, or Whitchurch-Stouffville, contact The Salvation Army at 905-895-6119 Ext. 1 * Home Repair Program download or request application by phone and mail completed form and all supporting documents to: Home Repair Program Coordinator, The Regional Municipality of York, Community and Health Services Department, Housing Services Branch, 17250 Yonge Street, 3rd floor, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 contact homerepairs@york.ca 
application available online * email or call to request application
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Access York
Fees None
Located In Community Newmarket
Address & Map
York Region Administrative Centre
17250 Yonge St, 3rd floor
Newmarket, On L3Y 6Z1
 
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Intersection Yonge St and Davis Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Eviction Prevention Legal Assistance ; Home Barrier Removal Grants ; Home Rehabilitation Programs ; Medical Expense Assistance ; Mortgage Payment Assistance ; Rent Payment Assistance ; Utility Assistance

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