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Housing Services

YMCA Housing Services works to prevent, address and reduce homelessness in our community.

Working with other services and supports across Grey and Bruce counties, we assist youth (aged 16+) and adults who are homeless, or facing homelessness, to find safe, affordable, long-term housing in Grey-Bruce.

YMCA Housing Services also works with landlords to build a network of communication and understanding that leads to maintaining long-term sustainable housing. We provide a variety of assistance to landlords and tenants throughout Grey and Bruce, learn more about our services below.

Our first priority is ensuring you are safe and have access to basic needs. If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness contact a YMCA Housing Stability Worker and we assist in connecting you to a safe place to stay for the night and work with you to create an action plan to find and maintain long-term sustainable housing.

If you know of someone who is living unsheltered, please encourage them to call, or contact us so we can attempt to reach out to them.

YMCA Housing Services
Phone:
519-371-9230 ext. 5
Email: housing@osgb.ymca.ca
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Safe ‘N Sound (After Hours) is a not-for-profit community partner whose Volunteers are available to connect you with suitable available shelter until you can be in touch with a YMCA Housing Stability Worker.

Phone: 519-470-2222
Hours: Monday-Friday, 4:30PM-10:00PM

211 between the hours of 10:00PM and 4:00AM will refer you to the closest police service who may arrange shelter for the night.

There are a variety of programs available to individuals with low or no income to provide financial assistance to help with basic needs.

YMCA Housing Stability Workers are knowledgeable in these programs and will work with you to determine which types of financial assistance you should apply for and help you complete your applications.

Programs may include:

  • Ontario Electricity Support Program
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • LEAP
  • Other programs to assist with rental arrears, and home ownership

If you require assistance to complete your application for the Ontario Electricity Support Program call 519-371-9230 to book an appointment.

Suitable and affordable housing is in high demand and short supply. Tenants and landlords are encouraged to understand their rights and responsibilities.

If you are having difficulty communicating with your landlord or tenant a YMCA Housing Stability Worker may be able to assist by providing third party mediation. The goal of mediation is to promote problem solving, clear communication and find solutions that work for both the landlord and the tenant.

Contact Us:

To connect with a Housing Stability Worker
Call: 519-371-9230 ext. 5
Email: housing@osgb.ymca.ca

Landlord Resources

View our series of Landlord Voices on YouTube, which includes information and discussion from landlords in Grey Bruce.

Tenant Resources

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

Sample Letters and Worksheets

View our series of Tenant Voices on YouTube, which includes information and discussion from tenants in Grey Bruce.

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