Housing Support

Emergency Shelter and Housing Programs

We provide housing focused shelter, transitional 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 Community Energy Coach at ext. 222

Housing Services

Emergency Shelter

 Our housing-focused emergency 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

Transitional Housing

Our Transitional Housing program offers temporary housing accommodations for single men experiencing homelessness, for up to 2 years. Transitional housing is meant to provide a safer and supportive environment where residents can overcome trauma and work towards securing permanent housing.

Contact our Program Coordinator at ext. 225

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 Services & OESP

Utility Services

This program provides distribution of funding acquired through various Energy Assistance Programs. As well as liaising with utility providers to ensure utilities, including lights and heat, is maintained.


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.

You MUST bring the following documents to your appointment for everyone in your household:

  • Proof of Income (including Child Tax Benefit)
  • 30 Day Bank Statement from Day of Appointment
  • Rent/Mortgage Receipt + Property Taxes
  • Gas/Hydro/Water/Phone Bills
  • Disconnection notice
  • Identification for all individuals in the household

Contact our Community Coach at ext. 222