Rent Fund for emergency assistance with last month’s rent or rental arrears
Housing Advisors assist individuals and families to access the Rent Fund for last month’s rent and rental arrears when rental emergencies come up and you are out of options.
Accessing the Rent Fund
It is helpful to be aware that there is an assessment involved when accessing the Rent Fund for financial assistance. The documents below may be requested by your Housing Advisor to help with the assessment. If you don’t have these documents, possible alternatives may be suggested.
- Rental information (for example, lease or Housing Verification Form)
- Proof of all incomes
- Proof of emergency or housing crisis
- Pre-authorized payment form or void cheque (if a loan is required)
*Additional documents may be required by your Housing Advisor in certain circumstances.
Please note: It is important that the tenancy be sustainable based on your current budget in order for the Rent Fund to be considered as a possible option for either last month’s rent or rental arrears requests. Rent Fund assists with tenancies that are covered under the Rental Tenancies Act only.
Clients are seen for assessment on a drop-in, first come, first served basis between 8:30 - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday at either 41 Weber Street West, Kitchener or 35 Dickson Street, Cambridge locations.