Housing Emergency Loan Program

H.E.L.P. is a financial stability program that helps low income individuals maintain affordable housing. H.E.L.P. works in conjunction with other financial subsidy and support services for low-income families.


Provides small short-term interest free loan

Helps clients identify strategies to deal with their financial difficulties

Refers clients to debt counselling and other support services including food banks, second hand stores and discount suppliers

H.E.L.P. Eligible Applicants must:

Be a tenant in the City of Hamilton

Have Income below the poverty line

Have paid back any previous H.E.L.P. loans

Have exhausted all other avenues of assistance

Loans are paid directly to the vendor or provider


HELP Basic Eligibility 09 2020

HELP Information Brochure 09 2020

HELP application 07 2021

For more information, please contact us at 905-526-8100
or email us at FSP@housinghelpcentre.ca
Funding for the Housing Emergency Loan Program is provided by

The City of Hamilton

Repayment of Loans

Community Donations

We sincerely thank all contributors

For more information on how you can help click the CanadaHelps logo.
H.E.L.P. Emergency Loans
Phone:  (905) 526-8100
Fax:  (905) 528-1448
E-Mail: info@housinghelpcentre.ca

119 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 3Z3