Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Toronto Bed Bugs on May 27th, 2020

Times are incredibly tough right now for many Toronto residents, 113,900 of whom lost their jobs last month alone.

Whether out of work, unableto work, or without the means to paythis city's astronomical rent prices while recievingEI or CERB, legions of people face the very real possibility of losing their homes once the emergency order banning residential evictions in Ontario is lifted.

Fortunately, the City of Toronto has programs in place to help individuals and families make ends meet in situations like these.

First, there's the Toronto Rent Bank, which provides interest-free loans to eligible Torontonians who've fallen behind in their rent. The city just invested an additional $2 million into this program specifically to help low-income householdsweather COVID-19.

The city's website states thatresidents "may be eligible for an interest-free rental arrears or rental deposit loan" of up to $4,000 if they meet the following criteria:

Those interested in making use of the servce can call 416-397-RENT (7368) or visit the ciy's website for more information on how to apply.

Secondly, there's something called the Housing Stabilization Fund.

This program "provides money for emergency housing needs topeople receiving financial assistance through Ontario Works or income support through the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) in the city of Toronto."

Unlike the Rent Bank, this money is intended specifically to "prevent homelessness and help obtain and retain housing."

The HSF will help people recieving assistance through Ontario Works or ODSP with things like rent, moving costs within the GTA, rent arrears, bed bugs and setting up a residence in Toronto.

You can learn more about this, and other emergency housing help programs from the city right here, and should also note that those in need can call 211 at any time to requesthelp from the City of Toronto and access vital social services.

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