Looking for Housing
Programs for Low-Income Households
- Ontario Renovates Program for Homeowners
The Ontario Renovates Program for Homeowners offers financial assistance to low-income households who own and occupy substandard housing to enable them to repair their dwellings to a minimum level of health and safety. This program replaces the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) - Mandatory Repair Assistance.
- Rent Bank Program
Tenants facing eviction for non-payment of rent can apply to receive financial assistance from the provincial rent bank program. If a tenant's application is approved, the outstanding rent is paid directly to the landlord on behalf of the tenant. For more information or to apply for assistance contact:
Housing Help Center, 119 Main St. E - 905-526-8100 or visit www.housinghelpcentre.ca/Rent_Bank.html
Newcomers to Hamilton
- Housing Guides for Newcomers to Hamilton (PDF)
- Welcome to Hamilton
Community Information Hamilton provides a searchable database of agencies and services for newcomers to Hamilton.
Housing Providers and Landlords
Programs for Tenants of CityHousing Hamilton
Developers and Stakeholders of Affordable Housing
Funding Programs for Homelessness Service Providers
- The Homelessness Partnership Strategy (HPS)
HPS is part of the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy. The City of Hamilton is responsible for administration of the program which is intended “to prevent and reduce homelessness by helping to establish the structures and supports needed to move homeless and at-risk individuals towards self-sufficiency and full participation in Canadian society” and is one of four HPS initiatives described as a “housing-first” approach with an emphasis on supportive and transitional housing.
- Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative
The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative is a provincial initiative that funds programs to prevent homelessness and provide outreach to people are experiencing homelessness.
Housing Research and Planning
Please join Housing Service’s Division at our Housing First & Homelessness Prevention Open House on March 26th from 3-6pm (drop in anytime) located at the Freeway Café (333 King Street East).
Learn about the next steps for the City of Hamilton’s Housing and Homelessness Action Plan; share your thoughts on how to prevent homelessness; and help us to better understand local housing needs and ensure that Housing First is successful in Hamilton. Bus tickets and light snacks will be available.
Everyone is welcome! No registration is required! For more information please contact: Amanda DiFalco at 905-546-2424 ext. 3132.
Housing & Homelessness Action Plan
The City of Hamilton in partnership with a multi-stakeholder Planning Group and the Affordable Housing Flagship will be developing a 10-year person-centred action plan for Hamilton that will identify priorities and strategies to address housing and homelessness in Hamilton.
Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative Review: Emergency Shelters and Domiciliary Hostels Programs - A Summary of the Full Analysis Report (PDF)
The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative Review Report includes analysis and recommendations for the two main service areas: Emergency Shelters and Domiciliary Hostels. The results of the analysis sets the foundation for additional work particularly on the emerging planning for homelessness prevention.
The Housing Needs of Newcomers in Hamilton (PDF)
The Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) has compiled available data from various social housing providers, service agencies, and community consultations. This report provides a synopsis of the information gathered.
On Any Given Night: Measuring Homelessness in Hamilton
These indicators reports note key factors impacting homelessness in Hamilton. Local information on factors contributing to homelessness, a demographic profile of people experiencing homelessness and some service utilization statistics are included.
System Change: Service User Perspectives On the Homelessness Service System (pdf)
This report summarizes service user feedback to be included as part of two key planning initiatives: The Blueprint for Emergency Shelter Services and The Consolidated Homelessness and Prevention Program (CHPP) Review.
350 King Street East,
Unit 110 (First Place)
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Y3 (map)