Getting help and finding affordable housing can be very stressful. There are agencies out there who are set up to help Canadians. The following information may be found at The Housing Help Association of Ontario (HHAO).
Housing Help ... a number of services that help people who do not have a place to live, or who are in a difficult situation and may become homeless.
If this is you, Housing Help services can help you find a place to live that you can afford and a place that is right for you.
This association can help you:
Find a place to live: This is called Housing Access and it means everything from helping you leave a bad situation (crisis intervention), to helping you find the right type of place for you. Housing Help services can help you search for market rent housing and help you with subsidized housing applications. Housing Help services may even help you find ways to pay for the costs of moving to your new place.
Settle into your new place: This is called Housing Stabilization and it means checking with you to see how you are doing in your new place. For example, helping you get to know your new neighbourhood and everything it has to offer.
Avoid having to leave your place: This is called Eviction Prevention and it means providing you with information about your legal rights as a renter or talking to your landlord.
Find Financial Support: This is called Income Support Assistance and it means helping you with money matters including Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Canadian Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS), Rent, Bank loans and utility grants.