Empower Simcoe

Site: Midland - Elizabeth St

Service: Regional Housing Support Services

Record #: BAR1263
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 31 Jan 2023

Location, Telephone & Internet

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
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Located In Community Midland
Address The Guesthouse Shelter and Community Hub
522 Elizabeth St
Midland, ON
Canada L4R 2A1
Intersection King St and Elizabeth St

Contact Information

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
Mailing Address The Guesthouse Shelter and Community Hub 
522 Elizabeth St 
Midland, ON 
Canada L4R 2A1

Description & Services

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
Hours Office:
By appointment Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Drop-in:
  • Tue 9:30 am-12:30 pm: Midland Public Library, 320 King St, Midland
  • see Outreach Locations - Drop-in for updates or changes in schedule
  • Areas Served Beausoleil First Nation ; Midland ; Penetanguishene ; Severn ; Springwater ; Tay ; Tiny ; 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

    Other Details

    Physical Access Not Accessible

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