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Ontario Electricity Support Program

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Last Update: November 05, 2015

We are pleased to confirm that the new Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) is now accepting applications online. Information on the OESP is available at OntarioElectricitySupport.ca or AideElectriciteOntario.ca or you can call 211. If you are a customer of an electricity utility and in a lower-income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill. You can apply now.


Community Partners Consultation

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Last Update: February 19, 2015

Progress and Priority Setting, Fall 2014 What we heard from the community.


10 Year Long Term Housing Strategy

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Last Update: January 20, 2014

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What we do
The Social Housing division is responsible for the funding and administration of social housing programs in the County of Bruce and management of the Bruce County Housing Corporation buildings. Responsibility for social housing was transferred from the Province of Ontario to the County of Bruce on January 1, 2002.

Social Housing is a division of the Social Services and Housing Department.

Programs we administer
Bruce County Housing Corporation (BCHC) is owned and managed by the County of Bruce and governed by a Board of Directors who are all county councilors.

Private Non-Profit Housing
Owned and operated by community-based non-profit corporations.  There are 4 private non-profit housing providers in the county who offer rent-geared-to-income and market rent accommodation. Below is a list of the providers in Bruce County.

Formosa Seniors Non-Profit Housing
1155 Bruce Road 12
Formosa, Ontario
N0G 1W0  

Port Elgin Rotary Non-Profit
Elgin Place West
539 Ivings Drive
Port Elgin, Ontario
N0H 2C1

Russell Meadows Accommodations
755 Campbell Avenue
Kincardine, Ontario
N2Z 3B5

Golden Dawn Seniors Non-Profit
80 Main Street
Box 129
Lion's Head, Ontario
N0H 1W0

Private Rent Supplement
A private or non-profit landlord sets aside units for households requiring rent-geared-to-income; the county pays the landlord the difference between geared-to-income rent and the market rent for the unit.

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