Utilities Arrears Program
Funds to help low income households, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program pay for utility arrears, disconnection and security deposits.
How to apply
Ontario Works Participants (OW)
Call 905-546-4800 and speak to your OW Case Manager
Ontario Disability Support Program Participants (ODSP)
Call 905-521-7280 and speak to your ODSP Case Manager for referral to Housing Help Centre
People living with low incomes who are not in receipt of OW or ODSP
Call 905-526-8100 and speak to the Housing Help Centre.
Housing Help Centre
119 Main St East, Hamilton, ON
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 12 noon to 4:30 pm
Low Income is based on the 2006 Statistics Canada Low-Income Cut-Off
Family Size - Income (after taxes)
- 1 person - $17,570
- 2 people - $21,384
- 3 people - $26,628
- 4 people - $33,221
- 5 people - $37,828
- 6 people - $41,953
- 7+ people - $46,077
Ontario Electricity Support Program
The OESP reduces the cost of your household electricity by applying a monthly credit directly to your bill. The credit you receive depends on how many people live in your home and the combined household income.