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Housing With Supports

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The Housing with Supports program helps adults find long-term housing when they have a low income but need help with daily living. The County of Essex contracts with 12 rest and retirement homes to help over 200 people who use this program.

The Housing with Supports Residences (PDF) are located around the County and they offer different services and settings. You should call and tour the homes to make sure you choose a good fit.

All program homes follow the County of Essex Housing with Supports Program Standards (amended March 2015), which are available in either English (PDF) or French (PDF).

Applying for the Housing with Supports Program

To apply for this program, you must meet the following 5 conditions:

  • Be an adult over 18.
  • Have limited assets.
  • Agree to the placement.
  • Have a medical need as shown on a yearly medical form completed and signed by a doctor or nurse practitioner.
  • Complete an application with the Housing with Supports Program Coordinator and supply the Required Documentation (PDF).

We look at financial and medical need for all applications. Subsidized clients keep a small allowance each month, out of their total income. The maximum monthly income is currently $1,726.89 per month.

For more information about this program, contact the Housing with Supports Department.