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The County of Simcoe is responsible for planning, funding and managing the County's social housing system.

The Social Housing Department provides affordable housing for people whose income makes it difficult to obtain and maintain regular market rent housing. County of Simcoe includes: Alliston, Angus, Barrie, Beeton, Bradford, Coldwater, Collingwood, Elmvale, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Penetanguishene, Stayner and Wasaga Beach. (source)


Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for Social Housing, at least one member in your household must be 16 years or older. You must be a Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant or have Refugee Claimant Status. You must not owe arrears to any social housing provider or have misrepresented your household income. If you own a house, you must agree to sell it within six months of being housed. You may not have assets worth more than $50,000. All members of the household who are 16 years or older must sign the application and copies of birth certificates, proof of Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant status for all members of the household must be provided.

How do I apply?

There are several ways to obtain an application for subsidized housing:

You can print a copy of the Application here

It can be picked up at the Social and Community Services office located at 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst

You can request that it be mailed to you by calling 705-725-7215

Is there Special Needing Houing?

Living space made for people who have to use a wheelchair, a cane, or a piece of equipment to help them walk. These living spaces allow for people to be able to live safely on their own. All persons requesting one of these living spaces have to complete an Application for Subsidized Housing and give a doctor's letter to prove their need. They also have to complete a form called a Housing Preference Availability Form which they can do in person at the County of Simcoe Administration building, Social and Community Services Division office at 1110 Hwy. 26, Midhurst, Ontario. Persons applying for these spaces will only be placed on the waiting list for the units at the buildings they choose on the Housing Preference Availability Form. If a person no longer needs one of these living spaces, they must give new information to the Simcoe County Housing Corporation office by calling 705 725-7215.

Additonal Information

For additional information and contact numbers please visit this website.