Empower Simcoe

Site: Barrie Head Office - 39 Fraser Crt

Service: Regional Housing Support Services

Record #: BAR0342
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 28 Mar 2024


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: https://www.facebook.com/EmpowerSimcoe/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empower_simcoe/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/empower-simcoe/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerSimcoe 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClFRrDG7qsNUQ3AZxg-UuuQ
Primary Contact Kelly Erb, Regional Housing Supervisor; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2309; Email: kerb@empowersimcoe.ca
Alternate Contact Jamie Hall, Marketing and Communications Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 5280; Email: jhall@empowersimcoe.ca


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 (Service)

    Housing Resource Centre to assist those looking for permanent housing, services include:

    • assistance applying for Rent Supplement or Housing Allowance
    • offer the Rent Smart course, a housing education workshop for anyone having a difficult time finding or maintaining their housing
    • 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

Service Details

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

Drop-in: see Outreach Locations - Drop-in
Areas Served Barrie ; Oro-Medonte ; Springwater ; See catchment area map
  • 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
  • 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


Service Categories Home Rental Listings ; Housing Development ~ Homeless People ; Housing Search Assistance ; Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution ; Rent Payment Assistance ; Utility Assistance