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Housing Stability

The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) aims to prevent, address and reduce homelessness by improving access to adequate, suitable and affordable housing that is linked to flexible support services based on peoples’ needs.

COVID-19 Announcement:

Our offices are now open to the public and applicants and program participants are welcome to attend any of our locations in person. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Programs and services remain available through virtual formats as well including by telephone. Please drop by any of our locations or call your nearest Human Services office at the numbers below for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Walkerton Administration Building: 30 Park Street 519-881-0431
Penetangore Hub: 529 Gary Street, Kincardine 519-396-2116
Lakeshore Hub: 1243 MacKenzie Road, Port Elgin 519-389-5580
Peninsula Hub: 268 Berford Street, Wiarton 519-534-1286

Through CHPI the YMCA helps to provide emergency homelessness supports for overnight stays and assistance in finding permanent affordable housing. If you are homeless please contact the YMCA at 519-371-9230

The Housing Stability Fund was developed to provide assistance with rent and utility arrears, first or last month’s rent and moving expenses. An application for the Housing Stability Fund can be found by clicking here and additional documentation can be emailed to

If you require assistance with your application or have questions please call 1-800-265-3005

CHPI provides funding for the Community Support Program to deliver support in the resolution of tenant and community issues. This includes: providing services to prevent tenant evictions; assisting with the quality of life of tenants; developing and maintaining a cooperative and partnership-based working relationship between local community service providers; tracking and analyzing various performance indicators and reporting on the successes; and suggesting changes to improve the outcomes of individuals and families served to prevent homelessness and maintain affordable housing.


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Human Services Integrated Services Assistants

Department: Human Services

Tel : 1-800-265-3005


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