Housing Support

Homelessness Prevention and Housing Services

We provide housing focused shelter, supportive housing and prevention programs that assist people who are currently homeless or at risk of losing their housing in Welland.

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Homelessness Prevention

Our Homelessness Prevention Coordinator works closely with individuals and families who are at risk of homelessness or housing loss. Our coordinator builds relationships with Welland landlords and assists clients in finding a safe and affordable housing.
Contact Our Homelessness Coordinator at ext. 232

Our Trusteeship Program assists individuals living in Welland with effective budgeting; ensuring rent and bills are paid directly to the landlord and service provider to prevent evictions.
Contact our Client Intake Support Worker at ext. 221

Housing Services

Housing-Focused Shelter

 Our housing-focused shelter, funded by Niagara Region, provides temporary shelter beds for homeless men, women and families in South Niagara.

If you are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing your home contact us.

Contact our Shelter Staff at ext. 238

Housing Resources

Niagara Regional Housing

  • You can find information about how to apply online on the Niagara Region Housing Services website. 
  • The Hope Centre can provide you with assistance with Niagara Region’s Housing applications and referrals to housing programs. Contact our client intake support at ext. 221.

Niagara Legal Clinic

If you need legal advice or representation at an upcoming hearing, contact the Niagara Legal Clinic for an intake as soon as possible.

Community Care’s ID Clinic

If you are experiencing homelessness, living in shelter, or in crisis to apply for birth certificates and other forms of ID contact Community Care’s ID Clinic at the Housing Help Centre in St. Catharines.

Welland Apartment Listings

If you are looking for apartment rentals in Welland you can download our weekly Welland Apartment Listings using the button at the top of this page, or you can get a printed copy at The Hope Centre. 

This Housing List has been compiled by The Hope Centre and includes a listing of Welland Apartment Rental ads on Kijiji and motels and shelters in Niagara.

PLEASE NOTE: The Hope Centre and its staff will not be held responsible for any misleading ads. Please make sure to visit the location prior to any transfer of money.

Utility Benefits Program

As part of the Utility Benefit program offered by Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities, individuals will be assessed for all eligible utility relief benefits they may be entitled to including the Niagara Emergency Energy Fund, Low-Income Energy Fund, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program Discretionary Benefits and the Ontario Energy Support Program.

You may be eligible for utility benefits if you’re a Niagara resident who is receiving Ontario Works, Ontario Disablity Support Program benefits, or a low-income household.

Apply online through the Discretionary Benefits Portal or call 905-641-9960 ext. 6072

Ontario Electricity Support Program

OESP - Ontario Electricity Support Program

This government program assists low-income households by receiving a credit on their electricity bill. The amount of the credit will depend on the number of people who live in the house along with combined household income.

Please bring the following documents to your appointment:

  • Notice of Assessment for ALL adults in your household
  • Social Insurance Number for ALL adults in your household
  • ID for ALL household members
  • Recent Hydro Bill

Contact our Community Coach at ext. 222