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Affordable Housing and Financial Help for Rent or Utilities - How to find

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Record #: BTN1074 Last Full Update: 22 Aug 2014
Memos and Bulletins
Comments for the PublicEmergency shelters see record for Emergency shelters serving Burlington and area 
This database also has records for:  
Income Programs and Financial Assistance 
Free and low cost dental care 
Free and low cost legal help
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameHelp with utility, gas, electricity, heating bills ; Low-Income / Subsidized / Nonprofit /non-profit / public / Ontario housing ; Rent payment assistance
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameGeneral Topics and Information
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Service Information
Service DescriptionThis record explains different types of housing and how to apply, and is an index to other housing-related records in this database. 
Nonprofit housing provides subsidized (below-market-rent or rent-geared-to-income) units, for people who meet low-income criteria * some may also have market rent units, which may be rented by people of any income * some nonprofit housing communities are exclusively for seniors or people with disabilities, and some provide supportive services, such as meals, personal support, etc.  
Some nonprofit housing is owned by Halton Region government (this was formerly called public housing or Ontario Housing), and some is owned by other nonprofit organizations and charities 
A list of ALL nonprofit housing in Halton (both government-owned and other) may be found on Halton Region's webpage Search Subsidized Housing Communities * details for how to apply will be shown in the details for each housing community, but in general: 
* most (but not all) nonprofit housing in Halton (government-owned and other) centralize their application process for subsidized units through HATCH (Halton Access to Community Housing) at Halton Region 905-825-6000, but take their own applications for market rent units 
* some nonprofit housing communities take their own applications for both subsidized and market rent units 
Arrangements such as house sharing, or reduced rent in exchange for household help, may reduce the cost of housing in the private rental market * Halton Housing Help's Halton Rent Connect listings include some for shared accommodation* for other local rental listings, see here and choose Quick Links tab, then Housing tab 
May be available from Halton Region 905-825-6000 for low-income people who qualify * covers 'last month' portion only 
* Housing Stability Fund provides one-time assistance for those who are qualified * limitations apply * call Halton Region Coordinated Intervention Services Team at 905-825-6000 
* additional help with hydro or gas bills may be available through Winter Warmth & LEAP programs  
PROPERTY TAX REBATE AND DEFERRAL see record for Property Tax Deferral Program and Low Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate 
Halton Community Legal Services provides free legal assistance to low income people for housing and landlord/tenant issues
Areas ServedHalton Region
Site Information
Located In CommunityHalton Region
Wheelchair AccessibilityUnknown - Accessibility varies by location
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesHousing Expense Assistance ; Housing Expense Assistance ~ Low Income ; Housing Search and Information ; Housing Search and Information ~ Low Income ; Low Income/Subsidized Rental Housing ; Low Income/Subsidized Rental Housing ~ Low Income ; Utility Assistance ; Utility Assistance ~ Low Income