Welcome to Housing Services
* Due to COVID-19, our Housing Resource Centre at 41 Weber St. W. in Kitchener is providing services virtually. For housing support, please contact us by phone or visit the Region of Waterloo Welcome Spaces located at 235 King St. East, Kitchener, or 99 Regina St. South, Waterloo between 8:30AM-4:30PM (except holidays) until further notice. Please go to the Welcome Centre and ask to speak with Lutherwood Housing Services to connect with a Lutherwood staff member.
**Safe Haven Youth Services remains OPEN
Finding Sustainable Housing: Meeting a Fundamental Need
Lutherwood's housing services support you in your search to find permanent, safe and affordable housing. Whether you are a senior, a youth, new to Canada, part of a large family or a person who has never had a place to call home, we have a range of services to help you find and maintain housing including loans for rental deposits and arrears, service resolution, public education, training and information on housing.
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Where to Find Low-Cost Household Goods for Your Home
Have you found a new place that meets all your expectations, but it comes unfurnished or partially furnished? Here are a few stops to make when considering some low-cost appliances and home goods!
3 Additional Housing Search Websites
Are you actively searching for somewhere new to live but unsure of what other resources to access? It can be difficult when you are accessing the same resources multiple times. Consider the following websites for your next housing search.
How to Search for Housing Online: Kijiji on a Computer
Searching for housing online can be difficult for everyone especially so if you are not technologically-savvy. Learning and understanding how to utilize online resources for a housing search can help the process be quicker, easier, and more effective. Here are a few steps to using Kijiji for an online housing search using a computer.
Three Benefits of Having a Roommate
When planning on moving to a new apartment, considering looking for a roommate has a few benefits! Consider the following information as to why having a roommate may be beneficial to you:
Rental Housing Mistakes Part 1
Looking for affordable housing can be a difficult and overwhelming task. There is no need to make it more difficult on yourself. Below are some rental housing mistakes to avoid.
How to Rent Despite Poor Credit
Property owners want tenants who will pay rent on time each month, properly care for the unit, and be a good neighbor. Here are some tips on how to rent despite poor credit.
What to Bring to a Rental Viewing
You found an apartment that you want to view, what now? Consider the information below before your next viewing.
The Importance of a Budget and How to Create One
Budgets are important for everyone but especially so if you are low income. Having a budget can help you plan for all your expenses, save for deposits or larger purchases, and avoid overspending and getting overdraft or NSF charges. Here are three steps to creating a budget.
Apartment Searching on a Budget
Renting for the first time can be difficult and competitive especially when you have budget constraints. Before you begin your apartment search, take these 4 tips into consideration.