Housing Services

Prevention & Diversion Program


Prevention & Diversion Workers redirect homeless individuals and families to existing, non-emergency and natural housing supports.

Additionally, workers may assist clients with Homelessness Prevention Fund applications, as well as Discretionary Residency Benefit applications. Prevention & Diversion workers assist households in developing brief intervention plans which detail steps to take to meet immediate housing stability goals and avoid housing crisis in the future

Plan may include:

  • Landlord mediation, tenant education, and legal advocacy
  • Credit counselling/budgeting
  • Access to housing listings, accompany a client to view potential housing unit(s)
  • Connect clients with community resources

The Homelessness Prevention Fund


The Homelessness Prevention Fund (HPF) provides funding to assist families who meet the fund’s eligibility requirements to stay housed or secure housing (e.g. through offering rent or utility assistance). 

Funding is in the form of a non-repayable grant that prevents an upcoming eviction or assists homeless individuals or families with moving to permanent housing. The HPF replaces funding previously under the Low Income Assistance Bank and the Rental Deposit Assistance program.

Housing Resource Centre


The Salvation Army Housing Resource Centre, a program under Community and Family Services, helps people to find and keep housing and prevent homelessness in the City of Kingston.

Services are confidential and available to individuals or families who are homeless or are at risk of losing their housing.

Support and information is provided on how to find or keep appropriate and affordable housing. This includes providing access to housing lists, internet access, phone service as well as one on one support and other referrals to appropriate services in the area.

Assist clients with Homelessness Prevention Fund applications, as well as Discretionary Residency Benefit applications. Prevention & Diversion workers assist households in developing brief intervention plans which detail steps to take to meet immediate housing stability goals and avoid housing crisis in the future

Plan may include:

  • Landlord mediation, tenant education, and legal advocacy
  • Credit counselling/budgeting
  • Access to housing listings, accompany a client to view potential housing unit(s)

 

Please visit our Housing Resource Centre

Monday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

 

Contact Us

  receptionist@kingstonsa.ca
  342 Patrick Street
Kingston, ON K7K 6R6
  613-548-4411
  613-548-8562

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday  1:00pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

 

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