Homelessness Prevention Programs

Our Homelessness Prevention Program assists community members with housing issues.  We also provide tenant and landlord education, tenant and landlord mediation, and public education on homelessness and affordable housing issues.

This program works to:

  • To improve access to and connect households that are homeless with community services
  • To support households experiencing homelessness to obtain and keep longer-term housing
  • And to assist households at risk of homelessness
If you are struggling with hydro and rental arrears, connection fees, and other housing crises and are at risk of becoming homeless, please contact our intake assessment team by clicking the link below.  Whenever possible, we try to help people maintain their residence because of the lack of affordable housing in the District.

Community Housing Prevention Initiative (CHPI)

Are you experiencing rental arrears or utility arrears, or struggling to afford connection fees?
Are you currently suffering a housing crisis?

Our Homelessness Prevention team works to prevent, reduce and address social problems that create or prolong homelessness. If you’re experiencing any of these difficulties, you may quality for Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative funding (CHPI) or even a Short Term Housing Allowance.

In the District of Parry Sound, CHPI is administered under a service agreement between the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB), as the Service Manager. This funding aims to prevent and end homelessness by improving access to adequate, suitable, and affordable housing and homelessness services for people experiencing homelessness and for people at-risk of homelessness.

Still have questions? Please reach out and chat with us.

If you are a low income earner, a senior, or are receiving support through the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) please call (705) 746-7777 Ext. 5209 or email us at hpp@psdssab.org. If you are in receipt of Ontario Works, please reach out to your case worker for more information.

The vision of CHPI is:
A coordinated and holistic service delivery system that is people-centered, evidence informed and outcomes-based, and reflects a Housing First approach that focuses on homelessness prevention and reduces reliance on emergency services.

The two key program outcomes of CHPI are:

  • People experiencing homelessness obtain and retain housing
  • People at risk of homelessness remain housed

More information about CHPI can be found on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website:
Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative CHPI Program Guidelines

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