Housing Stability Benefit
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:
•  Appliances
•  Bed Bug treatment preparation
•  Mattresses
•  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
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.
Hamilton Housing Help Centre
119 Main St. East
Hamilton, Ontario
(905) 526-8100
Click here to download the Landlord Rental Agreement
ODSP Clients
Click here for more information from the City of Hamilton
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Learn More
OW Clients
Contact Ontario Works (OW)
Call: (905) 546-4800
Website: Click Here
Phone:  (905) 526-8100
Fax :  (905) 528-1448
E-Mail : info@housinghelpcentre.ca

119 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3Z3
Funded by the
City of Hamilton
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Bed Bugs?
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the HSB