CCRC's Housing Resource Centre provides housing support services to anyone in Peterborough City and County who is homeless or at risk of losing their housing. HRC services help individuals and families to find, secure and maintain their housing.Services include: Housing Help Clinic, Eviction Prevention, Landlord Engagement, and Community Education.
HOUSING HELP CLINIC HRC's drop-in Housing Help Clinic provides housing help services, without an appointment, to anyone experiencing an issue with their housing. The Housing Help Clinic is comprised of the Resource Room, Vacancy Listings, and Brief Services, and Outreach. The Resource Room provides access to a workspace including phones, computers, internet access, a printer and a fax machine.
EVICTION PREVENTION HRC's eviction prevention services prevent housing loss through tenant education, empowerment, connection to support, and financial assistance. HRC provides Housing Support and Counselling to households experiencing, or at risk of eviction. Services provided depend on the individual circumstances and goals of individuals and households and may include: Advocacy and mediation with landlords and utility providers
System navigation support
Assistance to apply for income support such as OW, ODSP, EI, CPP, OAS, GIS
Assistance to apply for Affordable, Rent-Geared-to-Income, and Community Housing
Referral to Emergency Financial Assistance
Referral to legal support
Landlord and Tenant Board Hearing preparation and accompaniment
LANDLORD ENGAGEMENT HRC's Housing Locator develops positive relationships with landlords, property managers and housing providers to identify housing opportunities for homeless families and individuals.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION Empowers tenants, support workers, and the community by sharing skills, information, knowledge and support that can help prevent or resolve housing issues HRC delivers RentSmart courses to increase understanding of landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities
Anyone in need of assistance finding or maintaining housing