Housing Services Division, Looking for Housing, Emergency Shelters, Support Programs
|Address & Map|
|Major Intersection||King St E and Wellington St S|
|Office Phone||905-546-2225 |
|Primary Contact||Brian Kreps, Manager, Emergency Shelter Services; Phone: 905-546-2424 ext 4329; Email: Brian.Kreps@hamilton.ca|
|Alternate Contact||Shari Webb, Manager, Domiciliary Hostels; Phone: 905-546-2424 ext 3600; Email: Shari.Webb@hamilton.ca|
|Alternate Name (Internal use only)||City of Hamilton ; Emergency Shelter Services ; Employment, Housing and Long-Term Care Division ; Finding Home ; Hostels to Homes Pilot Program|
|Located In Community||Hamilton Central|
|Description||Domiciliary Hostels (Residential Care Facilities) provide 24 hour supervision and guidance with the activities of daily living. |
Under the City's subsidy program, RCF (Residential Care Facility) Case Workers administer the subsidy for eligible tenants through subsidy agreements with 60 RCF operators. The case workers also follow up on complaints, and provide consultation and support to RCF tenants, operators and staff.
The Unit provides support to homeless families and individuals through purchase of service agreements with 13 shelters. Hostel workers assist hostel operators and residents, with applications for social assistance and referrals to other services in the community.
Four Ontario Works case managers provide income, employment and housing supports to chronically homeless individuals.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Hamilton (City of)|
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up |
Low income individuals
|Languages||English - Translation services available for Ontario Works Participants|
|Service Categories||Adult Residential Care Homes ~ Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ; Adult Residential Facility Complaints ; Affordable Housing Development Incentives ; Facility Licensing ; Family Permanent Supportive Housing ; Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Homelessness Issues ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Housing Issues ; Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities ; Shelter Complaints|
|Subjects||Hostels ; Municipal government ; Public health ; Rooming houses ; Shelters ; Supportive housing|