Housing Stability Benefit
Changes effective Monday, November 28, 2016:
HSB will be limited to the following:
• Rental Arrears
• Last Months Rent Deposit
• Utility Arrears
• Beds for Children
All other previously eligible items under HSB have been removed.
Removed items include:
• Bed Bug treatment preparation
• Moving Costs
Low Income and OW individuals will no longer be eligible to
apply for HSB. The benefit will be limited to ODSP participants only.
Low Income individuals who may be in need of assistance with Rent
Arrears or Utility Arrears may apply for emergency assistance through
the Ontario Works Program.
Applicants will only be eligible to receive HSB once within a 24 month
period, up to the maximum allowable limits (multiple issuances are not
NOTE: The maximum allowable benefit amounts under HSB remain
the same and are as follows:
• Singles/Couples with no children - $800 within a 24 month period
• Families with Children - $1,500 within a 24 month period
ODSP recipients can apply at the Hamilton Housing Help Centre