Eviction Prevention

HRC provides eviction prevention services to anyone facing loss of housing. No eviction notice is necessary, and it’s never too early to contact us.

HRC services prevent housing loss through tenant education, empowerment, connection to support, and financial assistance. HRC provides Housing Support and Counselling to households experiencing, or at risk of eviction, homelessness or loss of housing due to a variety of factors, including:

  • Low income (precarious employment, inadequate income support)
  • Eviction Proceedings (legal or illegal)
  • Landlord and tenant issues or disputes
  • Inappropriate or unsuitable housing
  • Discrimination
  • Rent or utility arrears
  • Credit, debt, or financial management concerns
  • Relationship breakdown

HRC provides person-centred, solution-focused services to prevent eviction, and to increase housing stability. Housing Counsellors work with individuals and households to identify, address, and resolve the issues that affect their ability to maintain their current housing or secure new housing.

The specific services provided depend on the circumstances and goals of individuals or households and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Screening, assessment and service prioritization
  • Support, guidance, case planning and goal setting
  • Advocacy and mediation with landlords and utility providers
  • System navigation support
  • Assistance to apply for income support such as OW, ODSP, EI, CPP, OAS, GIS
  • Assistance to apply for Community Housing, Rent Supplements and Portable Housing Benefits
  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Budgeting for housing
  • Referral to legal support
  • Tribunal preparation and accompaniment
  • Shelter diversion and referral

CCRC is now offering professional counselling services in Northumberland

CCRC will be closed on July 1st for the Statutory Holiday