Housing Help Durham
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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.
Attention Landlords, list your room, apartment or house for rent on our landlord database at no charge.
We provide information and applications for rent-geared-to-income subsidy assistance. To access a rent-geared-to-income application please visit the Region of Durham website, http://www.durham.ca/.
Housing Stability Program
(Subject to available funding)
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.
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is designed for low income families and individuals who are having difficulty in paying a utility bill (gas, hydro). Families and individuals may qualify for a one time grant through a application process. Applicants must contact the Housing Help Durham office to be pre-screened.
More information on any of these programs can be obtained by calling Housing Help Durham at 905-686-2661.