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Durham

Unlike other counties, Durham county has three different subsidized housing service providers, they are as follows:

 

Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation 

Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation was developed as a result of the growing awareness of the need to meet the housing requirements of senior citizens, the physically and mentally challenged, and family households whose shelter needs were not being met by the private sector. Given the need for low cost rental housing, which could be produced through capital and operating subsidies available from senior levels of government, the Region created a municipal non-profit housing corporation with a mandate to provide accommodation for special needs groups where other housing alternatives were not available.

The Corporation currently owns and manages 18 sites throughout the Durham Region, including; Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Brock Township, and Uxbridge, with the exception of the municipalities of Ajax and Scugog. (source)

To apply for rent-geared-to-income housing fill out this form and return it to either of the two locations specified in the document. For more information about this organization and its programs please visit this website.

 

The Region of Durham Housing Services Division

The Region of Durham, Housing Services Division is part of the Social Services Department. The Region of Durham provides some level of funding to 45 social housing providers, who own approximately 6,400 rental units in all local eight area municipalities, including; Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge, and Whitby. (source)

To apply for rent-geared-to-income housing fill out this form and return it to either of the two locations specified in the document. For more information about this organization and its programs please visit this website.

 

Housing Help Durham

Housing Help Durham provides personal support services to assist you with your housing search needs including advocacy/mediation. We provide a comprehensive listing of rental accommodations in Durham. One of the main programs in housing help Durham is their Housing Stability Program. 

Housing Stability Program helps qualified Durham singles, couples and families keep their rental housing and not become homeless by offering financial assistance for rental arrears to low income tenants. The Housing Stability Program is not intended to help tenants afford their rent. They must be in a unit that is usually affordable for their income. Applicants can also access financial assistance for last month's rent deposit to secure new accommodations.

The Housing Stability Program is also intended to offer financial assistance to qualified low-income Durham singles, couples and families with energy related emergencies. The program helps those who are usually able to afford their energy costs but due to an unexpected financial burden or unanticipated cost increase are unable to pay their heat and or hydro for a short period of time and are in arrears of their gas or hydro. Applicants can access up to two months worth of gas or hydro costs. (source)

To apply for the Housing Stability Program fill out this form and return it to the specified location. To apply for the rent deposite program fill out this form and return it to the specified location. For more information about these programs and others, please visit this website.