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Housing and Shelter

Shelter is a basic need that is part of the foundation of quality of life.

Human Services offers a number of programs for those who need help finding suitable housing. These programs include:

housing stock

To find out what housing options may be available for you,visit the Human Services Resource Room for more information

Tenant Services

The County of Oxford owns and operates several Rent-Geared-To-Income (RGI) units in Oxford County.

If you are a tenant in a County-owned unit, visit the tenant services page to send an online maintenance request or tenant complaint.

Tenant Handbook

A booklet that provides helpful information for those residing in Oxford County Housing, see the Tenant Handbook here.

Help with Rent and Utilities

Human Services periodically receives grants to help people who are:

  • having difficulty paying rent
  • at risk of having their utilities disconnected
  • at risk of becoming homeless

Programs to help people with rent and utilities include:


Emergency shelters in Oxford County include:

Supportive housing

Supportive housing helps people who are having trouble finding stable housing because of physical disabilities, health issues, including mental health, or other issues.

Individuals or households who need a home that is modified to make it accessible, or support services so they can live independently in the community, can apply for Modified and Supportive Housing units. 

Modified and supportive housing units include:

  • Cheshire Homes: For adults with significant physical disabilities and frail seniors.
  • Indwell¬†Care: A Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities for people seeking health, wellness and belonging.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association: CMHA-Oxford offers long and short-term housing options, including housing for people dealing with mental illness,¬†homelessness or addictions.
  • Ingamo Homes: Ingamo Homes is a transitional program with housing that supports women and their children.

About Human Services

Oxford County Human Services is here to help improve the overall quality of life for clients through an integrated approach: one client, one file, one client service worker.
Human Services administers financial support programs including Ontario Works, helps clients find suitable and stable shelter in the community, and manages the licensed child care system in Oxford County including providing subsidies and special needs resourcing for those who qualify.

Contact Us

Human Service
21 Reeve Street, P.O. Box 1614
Woodstock, Ontario, N4S 7Y3
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