County of Bruce.

Site: Walkerton - Human Services

Service: Human Services - Housing - Bruce County Housing Stability Fund

Record #: CWD4399
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2024
Last Full Update: 15 Aug 2023


Description (Service) Assists individuals, couples and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to secure affordable permanent housing in Bruce County.

This fund may be able to provide emergency financial assistance for the following depending on funding availability:
  • rent arrears
  • utility arrears
  • first or last month's rent
  • moving expenses
Satellite Human Services offices are also located at:
  • 529 Gary Street, Kincardine - 519-396-2116
  • 1243 MacKenzie Road, Port Elgin- 519-389-5580
  • 268 Berford Street, Wiarton- 519-534-1286

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bruce County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant or have Refugee Claimant Status and be living in Bruce County

Recipients of OW or ODSP as well as low income non-social assistance households are eligible to apply to this fund

Maximum after-tax household income:
  • 1 - 2 person(s) less than $31,000
  • 3 - 4 persons $31,001 - $39,000
  • 5 - 6 persons $39,001 - $48,000
  • 7 or more persons $48,001 - $52,000

Households living in rent-geared-to-income housing are only able to apply for assistance with utility arrears

All application funding requests will be assessed for their long term sustainability of permanent affordable housing. Funds will only be paid in advance, directly to vendors (ex landlords, utility companies and moving companies). Not able to reimburse applicants after expenses have already been paid for.

16 year(s) and up
Application Click here to apply online

Required documents:
  • Verification of income (ex. Pay stub or bank statement)
  • Utility arrears - Disconnect notice and/or recent bill
  • Rent arrears - N4, L2, eviction order or letter from landlord
  • First or last month's rent - Rent verification form or lease
  • Moving expenses - Rent verification (see above) and moving truck or company quote
Application form is also available to download and print and can be found at (as an attachment near the bottom of the page). The completed application can be emailed, faxed, mailed or dropped off at:
Bruce County Human Services
P.O. Box 399 30 Park St. Walkerton ON N0G 2V0
Fax: 519-881-4324

Or drop off application to local Social Services office:
Kincardine - 529 Gary St
Walkerton - 30 Park St
Port Elgin - 1243 MacKenzie Rd
Wiarton - 268 Berford St

If you have any questions or need to make other arrangements to pick up or send in an application, please contact Bruce County Human Services.
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Walkerton
Address & Map
30 Park St
Walkerton, ON
Canada N0G 2V0
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Intersection Parks St and 1st St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 800-265-3022
Toll Free Phone 800-265-3005
Fax 519-881-4324
Primary Contact Integrated Services Assistants
Alternate Contact Tania Dickson, Housing Services Manager; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 399 
Walkerton, ON 
Canada N0G 2V0


Service Categories Financial Assistance Programs
Service Category Groups Income Programs

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