Housing

In this section you will find many websites and services that you can access to obtain information to find suitable housing, what to do with your mail once you move and Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board which can all assist you in any transition.

•  Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation – Renter’s Guide

If you are looking for an apartment, this website can help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.  It will also help you if you already have an apartment.

•  Kijiji.ca

If you are looking to sell an item, you can post a free online classified ad on Kijiji.  You can search the ads for free if you are looking to buy an item.  Kijiji matches buyers and sellers in your area.  There’s even a “Free stuff” section.

•  Canada Post – Mail Forwarding

If you are moving, Canada Post will forward your mail to your new address.  It only costs $45 to forward your mail for 6 months, and $75 to forward your mail for a full year.  You can sign up online with a credit card or visit your local Canada Post office.

•  Community Legal Education Ontario

The Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) website can help you understand common landlord and tenant issues, such as:

•  Moving out
•  Fighting an eviction
•  Dealing with harassment and discrimination
•  Renters with roommates
•  Who can take your stuff

There are many more resources and articles on the website.

•  Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB)

The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) can help you fix problems with your landlord and helps with eviction applications filed by non-profit housing co-operatives.  The LTB website has an FAQ page that offers many tips for solving landlord and tenant problems, informs you about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant and tells you about the rights and responsibilities of your landlord.  If you need help with a housing problem, visit the website.

•  Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board

The Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board can help you find subsidized housing in your area.  The website will give you contact information for your local agency and also provides an online application.

•  Provincial Rent Bank Program

This program is offered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and can help you if you are experiencing an emergency or unforeseen circumstance that has caused you to be behind on your rent or if you are being evicted.  You can fill in their application and if you are approved, they will pay the outstanding rent directly to your landlord for you.

•  The Good Samaritan Inn

The Good Samaritan Inn helps homeless people by offering a place to stay, meals and support so they can get back on their feet and rebuild their lives in society.  Visit their website for more information.

•  H.E.R. Place- Timmins Area Women in Crisis

H.E.R. Place – Timmins Area Women in Crisis is a place for all women and their children who need emergency shelter.  If you are a woman experiencing physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse or financial abuse, or if you are being stalked, H.E.R. Place is a safe place to go.  Call the shelter at 1-855-827-7233 or dial 911 for emergencies.  You can also call the sexual assault 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE at 1-877-268-8380.

•  Villa RenouvEllement- Centre Passerelle pour femmes:

Villa RenouvEllement – Centre Passerelle pour femmes is a place for all women and their children who need emergency shelter.  If you are a woman experiencing intimate partner abuse, this shelter is a safe place for you to go.  Services are available in French and English.  You can contact the shelter directly at 705-264-1321, support line at 705-264-8452 or toll free at 1-877-748-8452.