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Housing and Homelessness

In partnership with the City of Stratford, a number of programs and services are available in the community to support local households experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless with finding and keeping safe and appropriate housing. 

If you are experiencing homelessness, or are concerned about a person or family in need of help please call:

  • 519-271-3773 ext. 200 (1-800-669-2948) - Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • 519-272-2294 (1-888-829-7484) - After hours, weekends, and holidays

The City of Stratford Social Services Department provides short-term emergency accommodation for individuals and families experiencing homelessness by utilizing local motels.  For those who need it, additional housing-based support can be provided during their stay.

The program is flexible and will offer accommodation throughout extreme weather conditions, regardless of the number of nights households have already used.

Access to this service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the numbers provided above.

The Housing Stability Bank provides financial assistance to eligible households experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in order to help them find and maintain their housing. This assistance includes funds for rent and energy arrears, last month’s rent deposit, tenant insurance, moving costs, home repairs, and furniture.

Learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process on the City of Stratford website.

The Social Services Outreach Worker Program works with community partners to support those who are experiencing homelessness, precariously housed, or facing potential eviction. This position is also part of a street outreach team that connects unsheltered individuals to appropriate services.  It is part of the City’s Social Services Department.

The City of Stratford delivers or provides funds for, a range of housing options for local residents. This includes rent-geared-to-income (RGI) assistance, housing stability programs, rent support programs, permanent supportive housing, and affordable housing. Visit the City of Stratford Housing page to learn more about these programs.

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