Housing Support Services

Salvation Army, Centre of Hope
519-661-0343 ext. 300
281 Wellington Street

The Heat and Warmth Program (THAW) – This program is for people who are facing the cut-off of utilities such as heat and electricity. You either must have received a notice of disconnection or have been disconnected. You must have made a payment within the last four months. The maximum you can receive every other year is $500 per utility. This is paid directly to the utility company.

The Rent Bank – Designed to help those who are currently facing eviction. To qualify, your source of income must not be Ontario Works of Ontario Disability Support Program. You must have received an N4 form, which is the first step in the eviction procedure. You must be able to repay the funds, as it is a one time only loan program. The maximum amount you can receive is $1300 and it is paid directly to the landlord. Any amounts you owe in rent above the $1300, you must be able to provide.