Housing Stability Benefit

The Housing Stability Benefit helps ODSP & OW recipients and
People with Low Income maintain their housing.

ODSP & OW recipients can receive help with last month's rent, rent
arrears, utility arrears and bed bug prevention. ODSP recipients who
are homeowners may qualify for bed bug treatment.

People with low income can receive help with utility & rent arrears.

Housing Stability Benefit criteria

• Approved applicants are eligible for a maximum amount of money in
  a 24-month period.
• The HSB will not be given to anyone who is setting up a residence
  outside of Hamilton.
• HSB is not a mandatory benefit.

OW recipients apply through their case manager.

ODSP recipients and People on Low Income can apply at the
Hamilton Housing Help Centre:

Hamilton Housing Help Centre
119 Main St. East
Hamilton, Ontario
(905) 526-8100
Housing Stability Appeal

If a client is dissatisfied with the outcome, he/she may appeal directly to the Executive Director or designate to have his/her application reviewed. Within seven (7) days, a reassessment will determine if the client meets the eligibility requirements according to the City of Hamilton rules. Appeals can only be granted if the individual meets eligibility criteria. The applicant will be contacted by Hamilton Housing Help Centre with a written outcome of the result of the appeal including the reason for the outcome.
Click here to download the Landlord Rental Agreement
ODSP Clients
Click here for more information from the City of Hamilton
OW Clients
Contact Ontario Works (OW)
Call: (905) 546-4800
Website: Click Here
Funded by the
City of Hamilton
Need Help
Bed Bugs?
Housing Stability Benefit
Phone:  (905) 526-8100
Fax:  (905) 528-1448
E-Mail: info@housinghelpcentre.ca

119 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3Z3
Click Here to Download an Application
Financial Support Program - Authorization Letter
Click here to download the ODSP Recipient Inquiry Form