Housing Assistance: Helping People Find a Home

The ehm Housing Assistance Program’s mission is to help homeless, under-housed and unsuitably housed people find appropriate housing or shelter. In mid-January a thirty year old man named Bob, from out of town, living on the street, doorways, and donut shops, saw our housing worker for assistance. Without identification Bob could not obtain Ontario Works toward rent and suffering from an apparent mental health condition, was unable to obtain housing even if he had public assistance. Our housing worker got Bob into a short term treatment centre. In coordination with the treatment centre and subsequent shelter staff, our housing worker was able to obtain sufficient identification for Bob, Ontario Works and a room to rent within a month of becoming known to us.

Not all people who come to us for assistance have such a successful outcome, due to a variety of factors. Nonetheless, working with other Evangel Hall programs and other agencies, we are able to help a substantial number of people to improve their living situation.