Bruce County Housing
Stability Fund Application

Bruce county housing stability fund application

The Housing Stability Fund is to assist individuals, couples and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to secure affordable permanent housing in Bruce County.

What services and supports are eligible?

  • Rent and Utility arrears
  • Last month's rent
  • Moving expenses

What is not eligible?

  • Clothes and furniture, appliances or other items to set up a home
  • Mortgage, water and property tax arrears

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant living in Bruce County
  • Recipients of Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Individuals, couples and families whose income is below the following:
1-2 person(s) Less than $28,000
3-4 person(s) $28,001 - $39,000
5-6 person(s $39,001 - $48,000
7+ persons $48,001 - 52,000

Who isn't eligible to apply?

  • Households in rent-geared-to-income housing who do not pay for their utilities.
  • People living outside of Bruce County

Please Note: Funding is not guaranteed. If you are planning to move, please allow sufficient time for your application to be reviewed. You will not be eligible for last month's rent and/or moving expenses if you move prior to your application being processed. All payments are made directly to vendors (landlord, utility company, moving company).

INSTRUCTIONS

Please ensure you have completed all required sections of this application. Missing information will cause delays in processing your application. All accompanying documentation must be received at the office within five (5) business days, or your application will be cancelled.

If you have any questions about this application, please contact us at 519-396-3450 ext. 103 or toll free at 1-877-396-3450 ext. 103

CHECKLIST

  • Utility Arrears
    • Attach disconnect notice and/or copy of your last bill
  • Rent Arrears
    • Attach letter from landlord or eviction notice
  • Last month's rent
    • Attach intent to rent or lease
  • Moving expenses
    • Attach quote from truck rental or moving company

Section 1A - Applicant(s)

Applicant 1

Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
Bruce County Resident
I do not have a SIN
If you do not have a SIN or Birth Certificate please contact our office at 519-396-3450 ext. 103 or toll free at 1-877-396-3450 ext. 103.
 Add New Applicant

Applicant 2

Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
Bruce County Resident
I do not have a SIN
 Add New Applicant
 Remove Applicant

Applicant 3

Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
Bruce County Resident
I do not have a SIN
 Add New Applicant
 Remove Applicant

Applicant 4

Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
Bruce County Resident
I do not have a SIN
 Add New Applicant
 Remove Applicant

Applicant 5

Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
Bruce County Resident
I do not have a SIN
 Remove Applicant

Section 1B - Dependent(s)

Dependent 1

 Add New Dependent

Dependent 2

 Add New Dependent
 Remove Dependent

Dependent 3

 Add New Dependent
 Remove Dependent

Dependent 4

 Add New Dependent
 Remove Dependent

Dependent 5

 Add New Dependent
 Remove Dependent

Dependent 6

I have more than 6 dependents.
 Remove Dependent

Section 2 - Contact and Address

Your Contact Information

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Please note, selecting this option may result in a delay in processing your application. We encourage you to provide a telephone number where a message can be left for you if you do not have a telephone.

Current Address

Ontario
My Mailing Address is a Different Address from the one above

Mailing Address

Ontario

Section 3 - Expenses

Expenses

Section 4 - MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD INCOME

MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD INCOME

For all applicants (except recipients of OW and ODSP) you must attach verification of income (last pay stub or copy of bank statement for the last month) and verification of any assets (RRSPs, Canada Savings Bonds, GICs etc.)

Section 5 - I'm applying for...

How can we assist you?

If what you need assistance with is not listed in this application, please contact our office. 519-396-3450 ext. 103 or toll free at 1-877-396-3450 ext. 103

Utility Arrears Details

Utility Arrears 1

 Add New Utilities

Utility Arrears 2

 Add New Utilities
 Remove Utility

Utility Arrears 3

 Add New Utilities
 Remove Utility

Utility Arrears 4

 Add New Utilities
 Remove Utility

Utility Arrears 5

 Remove Utility

Rent Arrears Details

Landlord's Information

Landlord's Contact Information

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Please note, selecting this option may result in a delay in processing your application. We encourage you to provide a telephone number where a message can be left for you if you do not have a telephone.

Last Month's Rent

Address Where You Are Moving

Landlord's Information

Landlord's Contact Information

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Please note, selecting this option may result in a delay in processing your application. We encourage you to provide a telephone number where a message can be left for you if you do not have a telephone.

Moving Expenses

Address Where You Are Moving

Landlord's Information

Landlord's Contact Information

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Please note, selecting this option may result in a delay in processing your application. We encourage you to provide a telephone number where a message can be left for you if you do not have a telephone.

Moving Expenses

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Utility Arrears

Provide a disconnect notice and/or copy of your last bill

Rent Arrears

Provide an eviction notice or letter from your landlord

Last Month's Rent

Provide a lease, intent to rent form or letter from your landlord You will not be eligible for last month's rent if you move prior to your application being processed

Moving Expenses

Provide a quote from the truck rental/ moving company or a letter from your mover You will not be eligible for moving expenses if you move prior to your application being processed

Section 6 - Agreement

Agreement

  • I/We fully understand and agree that if any of the information that I have given is false, this application may be rejected.
  • Completing this application form does not guarantee that assistance will be provided. Bruce County has the right to deny assistance.
  • I certify that the information provided by me is correct and I/we have read, understand and agree to all conditions.
  • I/We further consent to exchange information between Bruce County and other community service agencies, landlords, utility companies or other organizations assisting with this application.
  • I understand that information may be requested, disclosed or exchanged verbally, or in writing including fax.
I/We Agree to the Terms and Conditions