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Formerly known as Scarborough Housing Help Centre

Organization: Housing Help Centre, The  
Phone Numbers: 416-285-8070
Fax: 416-285-5410
2500 Lawrence Ave E, Unit 205
Toronto, ON
M1P 2R7
Intersection: Midland Ave and Lawrence Ave E
Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-2 pm * Mon meal 9:30 am-1 pm
Executives: S Gopi Krishna - Executive Director
Service Description: Housing help -- drop-in Tuesdays 9 am-11 am * information and referral * advice on tenant rights and responsibilities, eviction prevention * promotes affordable housing options * landlord registry -- recruitment of landlords and free rental listings, advice on unit habitability * Housing Connections (see separate entry) Community Partner -- assistance with housing search and application process

Rent Bank access centre -- interest-free loans to low income individuals, couples, seniors or families living in market rent units who face eviction as a result of rental arrears or continuous late payment * must have legal status in Canada and meet income requirements of 50 percent or less from social assistance * landlord and tenant mediation * follow-up search assistance and community referrals * also interest-free loans for first and last month's rent deposit to move into more affordable housing

Utilities Program -- access centre for Ontario Electricity Support Program -- assistance with applications * also for LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program), sponsored by Toronto Hydro Electric System and United Way Toronto -- assistance to low income individuals and families who are in arrears for their electricity utility bills and have exhausted all other sources of financial support * for help with Enbridge gas bills call 1-855-487-5327 * also access to Toronto Emergency Energy Fund (EEF)

Streets to Homes Follow up Program -- follow-up case management services for individuals recently housed by the City * Monday Brunch

Settlement Program, formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program -- orientation * interpretation * referral to education, employment or health services * help with form filling * citizenship test classes

Hidden Homelessness Among Newcomers Project -- workshops for housing providers, counsellors and newcomers * housing help for Armenian, Dari, Farsi, Korean, Cantonese/Mandarin and Tamil speakers in York Region

Services offered at various locations across York Region

Fees: None
Application: Call for information or appointment
Languages: English ; French ; Arabic ; Armenian ; Bengali ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dari ; Farsi ; Hindi ; Korean ; Malayalam ; Pashto ; Punjabi ; Tamil ; Urdu
Area(s) Served:
Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, York Region  
See Also: Financial Assistance for Rent and Utilities
Housing Referral and Rights

This information was last completely updated on April 28, 2017

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