Simcoe County, Corporation of

Site: Administration Centre

Service: Social and Community Services Division - Social Housing Department

Contacts
Office Phone 705-725-7215 * Accepts collect telephone calls
After Hours Phone For residents of Simcoe County Housing Corporation, answering service at 705-725-7215 gives instruction how to contact someone for after hours emergencies 705-725-7215
Fax 705-725-7220
Website www.simcoe.ca/dpt/sh
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Primary Contact Arfona Zwiers, Director of Social Housing
Alternate Contact Terry McErlean, Public Housing Manager
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Description and Service
Description (Service) The County of Simcoe manages the program and subsidy administration for the Non-Profit and Co-Op Housing programs as well as directly owning and managing Simcoe County Housing Corporation, and also plans and delivers affordable housing programs * administers rent geared to income housing * some units are completely accessible to those with physical disabilities * abused women and children needing permanent subsidized housing may be eligible for special priority when referred by Crisis Centres * also administers several Senior Citizen apartments * seniors may apply to live in rent geared to income senior apartments or adult housing apartments * affordable housing programs include rental development, affordable homeownership down payment assistance, rent supplement, and renovation assistance for home repairs, accessibility modifications, and secondary suites
Eligibility Social Housing General - filled by date of application * at least one member in household must be 16yrs and up * must be Canadian Citizen, Landed immigrant, or have Refugee Claimant Status and have no deportation order under the Immigration Act against any member of the household or no departure order or exclusion order under the Immigration Act * must be able to live independently * home owners must sell property within 6 months after being offered housing * must not owe arrears to any social housing provider or have misrepresented household income 
 
Seniors - filled by date of application * 60 yrs and up for seniors housing * if total assets equal more than fifty thousand dollars, can apply but may not be eligible 
 
Affordable housing programs have a range of eligibility criteria * more info is available on County website
Application Application must be signed by all members of the household 16 years and older * Application available at the office, by mail, fax or online atabopve website * copy of birth certificate and proof of Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status must be provided with application 
 
Have a Centralized Special Needs Waitlist for those needing units modified for disability * application form and Housing Preference form available online at the above website, and at housing resource centres throughout Simcoe County * applicants need to print application form, Housing Preference Form and verification of disability * for more information contact Laura McCallum 705-725-7215 Ext 1146
Languages English ; French - Website, Interpretation, On request
Fees None - Rents calculated on a scale that is geared to gross household income
Location Information
Areas Served Simcoe County
Located In Community Midhurst
Address & Map
1110 Highway 26
Midhurst, ON L9X 1N6
Intersection Hwy 26 and Hwy 27
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Record Details
Sup. Description A complete list of all available choices in all municipalities is available as part of the application for affordable housing

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