Deadline approaching to apply for Wheatley Housing Assistance

There’s a short amount of time left for residents to apply for the Provincial Wheatley Residents Assistance Program.

The deadline for the program funded by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is January 31, 2022.

Residents who have either not applied for a lump-sum payment for emergency expenses or the assistance program for additional housing costs, can call a Wheatley Case Manager at 519-351-8573.

According to the municipality, additional Housing costs include:

Temporary Housing

Up to $4,000 per month while evacuated. The amount calculated is the difference between current housing costs and previous rent at the resident’s evacuated residence.

Permanent Housing

If residents do not plan on returning to their pre-evacuation residence, they may receive up to $8,000 to assist with one-time housing costs – including last month’s rent, moving expenses, furnishings, and utility hook-ups.

In addition to the application deadline, the municipality says January 31 is also the due date for any outstanding paperwork requested by the province in relation to housing assistance applications.

Provincial funding for both of these programs will end on March 31, 2022.