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Housing - County of Lambton

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Housing Services 

The Housing Services Department provides rent geared-to-income assistance to over 2,000 residents of the County of Lambton.  In addition to administering the non-profit, co-operative and rent supplements program at 30 locations, the Housing Services Department provides property management for 771 owned units on 20 sites throughout the county.

In rent geared-to-income assisted housing, the tenant's portion of rent is calculated based on income levels.  The remainder of the rent owing is provided by the County of Lambton.

 Vision Mission            Tenant Handbook

Housing Advocacy and Trustee Program

If you, or someone you know, has concerns with retaining rental housing call the Community Support Worker of the Housing Advocacy and Trustee Program

HOW CAN THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER HELP ME?
The Community Support Worker's role is to provide outreach and counselling to tenants and their families and advocate on behalf of individuals to improve quality of life and maintain their housing.

THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER MAY PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH: 

  • Maintaining housing and preventing eviction 
  • Budgeting and Finances 
  • Completing forms (i.e. Canada Pension; ODSP; Housing Services) 
  • Mediating tenant issues and complaints 
  • Providing home visits to ensure the health and safety of tenants 
  • Hoarding issues and concerns

 
THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER MAY PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH ACCESSING:

  • Referrals for voluntary trustee services to help with money management 
  • Health care supports
  • Financial supports and resources such as Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support, Canada Pension, Old Age Security, etc. 
  • Resources through agencies such as Canadian Mental Health Association, Family Counseling Center, Community Care Access, etc. 

 

Supports and advocacy to individuals and families who have: 

  • difficulty maintaining housing 
  • require support services 
  • disabilities 
  • experienced family violence

 

WHO CAN MAKE A REFERRAL TO THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER
Anyone can contact the Community Support Worker to discuss any concerns they might have, including:

  • Landlords 
  • Friends 
  • Neighbours 
  • Family

 

FEES
No charge to tenants or their families. The Community Support Worker is funded by the Housing Advocacy and Trustee Program of the County of Lambton.

Call:  519 344-2062 ext 2174
Toll Free: 1-800-387-2882

Affordable Housing Plan for the Communities of Lambton County

The County of Lambton has demonstrated excellence in working to meet the affordable housing, special needs alternatives and homelessness service needs across the County with available resources from all orders of government. This has been no small feat given the size of the County and the regulatory, legislative, funding and programmatic environment within which this has occurred.

The 2011 Lambton Affordable Housing Plan (AHP) builds upon the plan that was prepared five years ago. The current AHP acknowledges previous successes and builds upon the accomplishments during the past five years. In the spirit of continuous improvement, the AHP projects a direction for the next 10 years – to December 31, 2020. Whenever possible, the AHP works to address the anticipated requirements of the Province of Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy.

 Affordable Housing Plan-Exective Summary  Afforable Housing Plan 

Affordable Housing Development

Through the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program the County of Lambton at times is able to offer funding to not for profit and private developers for the creation of affordable housing units.  In anticipation of additional capital funding through the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program the County of Lambton is seeking not for profit and private developers who may be interested in developing rental housing. Please see the Expression of Interest which explains the process and provides more detail.

 Expressions of Interest to Develop Affordable Housing

For more information about the Housing Services Department, contact:

Lola Dudley, Manager
Housing Services Department
150 North Christina Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 8H3
Telephone:  519 344-2057 x2041
Toll-free:  1-800-387-2882
Fax:  519 344-2066
lola.dudley@county-lambton.on.ca

 

Housing Happenings

Housing Happenings is a newsletter for residents living in rental accommodation managed by the County of Lambton Housing Services Department.

It is hoped that this newsletter will provide information useful to you in learning more about your housing and your community.

 Housing Happenings December 2012

For more information about the Housing Services Department, contact:

Lola Dudley, Manager
150 N. Christina Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 8H3
519 344-2057 ext. 2041 / lola.dudley@county-lambton.on.ca.

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