KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes says vulnerable households living in Kawartha Lakes or the County of Haliburton, including people living in community housing, supportive housing, people with low incomes, social assistance recipients and others who are facing eviction due to rental arrears can seek relief.
“We know those who are vulnerable and living in poverty have been further disadvantaged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are struggling to maintain their housing due to rental arrears,” commented Michelle Corley, Human Services Manager.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Province of Ontario has provided relief to municipalities to help support those most in need. Officials say households are always encouraged to attempt to address their rental arrears through a repayment agreement with their landlord, but if households continue to face eviction due to rental arrears they are encouraged to seek relief in order to keep their housing.
For more information or to apply for rental arrears relief, please contact the City’s Human Services office by phone at 705-324-9870 or 1-877-324-9870 or by email at [email protected]