How to Find - Affordable Housing & Help for Rent, Utilities or Property Taxes

Site: Halton

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Located In Community Halton Region
Accessibility Unknown - Accessibility varies by location
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Nonprofit Housing
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Explains different housing types and how to apply, and directs to other housing-related records in this database  
* for emergency shelters see separate record here 
 
NONPROFIT HOUSING  
Housing operated to fill a social need, not as a business 
* may be owned by government, nonprofits or charities, co-operatives, etc. 
* some is subsidized (reserved for people with low income), some is 'market rent' (open to people of any income) 
* some is reserved for seniors or people with disabilities, may have supportive services, like meals, personal support, etc.  
 
How to find and apply to nonprofit housing: 
1. For complete list see Halton Region website here 
Details for each listing show how to apply, but in general:  
* for most market-rent units, apply directly to individual housing provider 
* for most (but not all) subsidized units, apply through HATCH (at Halton Region 905-825-6000, or see separate HATCH record here).  
 
2. Halton Housing Help  
Contact at Halton Region 905-825-6000 or see separate record here  
* can help explain the housing system, how to search and apply 
 
 
PRIVATE RENTAL MARKET  
Housing that is privately owned, rented as a for-profit business 
How to find private rental market housing. 
1. Halton Housing Help  
Contact at Halton Region 905-825-6000 or see separate record here 
* provides free help and support to tenants to find and keep rental housing 
* posts listings of available housing (see here)  
* HomeShare program connects those wanting to home share, or offer reduced rent in exchange for household help 
 
2. Rental listings can also be found in local newspapers, and on websites such as gottarent, viewit, Kijiji, etc. 
 
 
YOUTH HOUSING 
1. Bridging the Gap program (ages 16 to 24) 
Call 905-635-0663 or see full record here
* Host Homes program provides safe temporary housing  
* transitional housing for up to two years in Burlington and Milton  
* help youth find permanent housing and to access Ontario Works, food, alternative education and work 
 
2. Community Youth Programs (ages 15 to 18) 
Call 905-845-9718 or see full record here
* residence for those not able to live with family but not ready for independent living. 
* prepares teens for independent living or another alternative  
* provides support to older teens moving from residential placement to the community or adult services  
* community consultation service for adolescents and their families who are experiencing difficulties  
 
3. ROCK - My Place (ages 16 to 21) 
Call 905-632-4388 or see full record here
* co-ed residence for youth unable to remain at home and expressing a desire to work towards independent living  
* voluntary program of life skill coaching, counselling, advocacy referrals, help to access housing, education options and employment. 
 
 
HELP FOR DEPOSIT, RENT OR UTILITIES 
'Last month deposit'  
1. Halton Region Housing Stability Fund 
Call Halton Region 905-825-6000 or see separate record here). 
* for those with low income who are unable to pay last month deposit. 
 
Help to pay rent  
1. For one-time help, contact Housing Stability Fund  
Call Halton Region 905-825-6000 or see separate record here). 
 
Help to pay utilities  
See separate records for Gas & Hydro Bill Assistance here.  
 
 
PROPERTY TAX REBATES AND DEFERRALS 
1. Property tax rebate (for lower-income seniors or people with disabilities) 
See separate records for Burlington * Oakville * Milton * Halton Hills or contact your local municipal government. 
 
2. Property Tax Increase Deferral (defers increases in property taxes until home is sold).  
* for low-income seniors and people with disabilities  
* a lien is registered on the property, deferred tax increases are repaid interest-free when home is sold. 
See separate records for Burlington * Oakville * Milton * Halton Hills or contact your local municipal government. 
 
3. Older Adults Property Tax Deferral Programs (defers full amount of property taxes until home is sold). 
* for low income seniors 
* lien is registered on the property, taxes are repaid interest-free when home is sold. 
Call Halton Region at 905-825-6000 or see full record here
 
 
LEGAL HELP FOR HOUSING 
1. Halton Community Legal Services  
Provides free legal assistance to those with low income, for housing and landlord/tenant issues  
* offers appointments in Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Halton HIlls 
* call from Oakville and Burlington 905-875-2069, from Halton HIlls and Milton 905-877-5256, or see separate record here.
Hours Contact organization for information
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Varies by program.
Application Contact individual programs for information.
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Housing Expense Assistance ; Housing Search and Information ; Low Income/Subsidized Rental Housing ; Utility Assistance

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