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Community Initiatives & Settlement Services

Tenant Resources

Housing Assistance

Bruce County Housing Programs

Bruce County Housing Application

Grey County Housing Programs

Grey County Housing Application


Financial Assistance

Bruce County Housing Stability Fund Application - If you are a Bruce County resident who needs assistance with utility arrears, rent arrears, first or last month’s rent and/or moving expenses please visit this website, on your computer or handheld device, to complete your application.

Ontario Electricity Support Program

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

Ontario Works - Bruce County

Ontario Works - Grey County

RESP Assistance for Children Born January 1, 2004 or After

Grey Bruce Poverty Task Force


Renters Should Know

Webinar for frontline workers on tenants’ rights during COVID-19 (Recorded June 16, 2020)

Your Guide to Renting a Home - Whether you are a first-time renter or an experienced tenant, this section will help you look for and evaluate potential accommodations and understand your rights and responsibilities. Links to useful worksheets and sample letters are also included.

Door to Door Sales and Home Service Contracts - Know your rights when you sign a contract at your door. Learn about avoiding common door-to-door scams for water heaters, home heating, and other services.

Ontario tenants now have additional protection from eviction. - When a landlord ends a tenancy to have family members move in, people evicted must receive compensation


Other Helpful Links

Sample Letters and Worksheets - The following worksheets and sample letters can help you from the beginning of your rental search to the  end of your tenancy.


In the News

Pay Rent or Buy Groceries Infographic: Afforable Housing and Food Accessibility

A Place to Call Home Report of the Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness

Low Income Assistance Review (anticipated implementation January 1, 2016 - see Ontario Electricity Support Program above)

The State of Homelessness in Canada 2014 - report