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Empower Simcoe

Site: Barrie Head Office - 39 Fraser Crt

Service: Regional Housing Support Services

Record #: BAR0342
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 30 Jan 2023

Contacts

Office Phone 705-739-0485, Regional Housing Support Services
Toll Free Phone 1-833-726-9082
E-Mail housingcalls@empowersimcoe.ca
Website https://www.empowersimcoe.ca/regional-housing-support-services
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmpowerSimcoe/
Instagram Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empower_simcoe/
LinkedIn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/empower-simcoe/
Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerSimcoe
YouTube YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClFRrDG7qsNUQ3AZxg-UuuQ
Primary Contact Kelly Erb, Regional Housing Supervisor; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2309; Email: kherb@empowersimcoe.ca
Alternate Contact Jamie Hall, Marketing and Communications Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 5280; Email: jhall@empowersimcoe.ca

Addresses

Address & Map
39 Fraser Court
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 5J5
Intersection Patterson Rd and Morrow Rd
Mailing Address 39 Fraser Court 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 5J5
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Description

Description (Service) Housing Resource Centre to assist those looking for permanent housing, services include:
  • assistance applying for Rent Supplement or Housing Allowance
  • assistance with accessing funding for rent related expenses
  • assistance with accessing funding for utility related expenses. Intake provided in some areas
  • assistance with accessing funding for support services needed for individuals with a disability or mental illness who are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support
  • landlord/tenant mediation
  • referrals to community resources
  • maintaining a landlord registry
  • maintaining a housing registry of houses, townhouses, apartments, rooms and shared accommodation
  • assistance with applications for subsidized housing which must be forwarded by client
  • assistance with applications for Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)
  • Member of the Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness
Outreach Locations
Housing Access Workers also provide support through other community agencies
  • Barrie Public Library - Tue and Thu 1 pm-4:30 pm
  • Ontario Works (Barrie Office) - Mon 1 pm-4 pm, Wed 9 am-12 noon
  • see Outreach Locations - Drop-in

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Hours Office: by appointment Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Drop-in:
  • Tue, Thu 1 pm-4:30 pm Barrie Public Library, 60 Worsley St, Barrie
  • Mon 1 pm-4 pm, Wed 9 am-12 noon Ontario Works (Barrie Office), 136 Bayfield St, 4th Floor, Barrie
  • see Outreach Locations - Drop-in for updates or changes in schedule
Areas Served Barrie ; Oro-Medonte ; Springwater ; See catchment area map
Eligibility
  • Age Requirement: 16 yrs and up
  • Young adults and adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, low income or having a special need that affects ability to obtain or maintain adequate affordable housing
  • Rent Supplement or Housing Allowance: for tenant eligibility and unit eligibility click here
Application
  • Call to make an appointment and to get an application form
  • Drop-in at Outreach Locations
  • Referral - social agency
  • Referral - self
  • Applications for heating assistance (electric or gas) are accepted from Oct-Apr
  • Landlord Partnership Program: fill out form on website by clicking here.
Languages English
Fees None

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