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HARP – Housing Access & Retention Program

HARP – Housing Access & Retention Program

Providing housing services and resources that address chronic homelessness for adult males in the Region of Peel.

What is the Housing Access Retention Program (HARP)?

HARP is a community-based housing retention program that provides outreach services and housing supports to homeless men, or men who are at risk of becoming homeless. The pilot project is directed towards men who are at risk of homelessness due to mental illness, addictions or conflict with the law.

How Does HARP Help?

Working in collaboration with our community partners to prevent homelessness, the Housing Access Retention Program provides housing supports and assists clients with accessing  affordable housing in Peel Region. The HARP Care Coordinator liaises with landlords, housing agencies and other service providers to assist clients with the transition from homelessness to permanent stable housing.

What HARP Offers?

  • Work with clients to identify housing needs. 
  • Assist clients to secure first and last month’s rent through the Region of Peel.
  • Liaise with landlords to find stable, safe and affordable housing.
  • Assist clients with the successful transition to housing.Orient clients with their neighbourhood, community services and resources.
  • Provide time limited case managment supports for a period of 3 months

Eligibility Requirements:

Working in collaboration with our community partners to prevent homelessness, the Housing Access Retention Program provides housing supports and assists clients with accessing  affordable housing in Peel Region. The HARP Care Coordinator liaises with landlords, housing agencies and other service providers to assist clients with the transition from homelessness to permanent stable housing.

  • Homeless men, or men at risk for being homeless (Age 21 and older).
  • Chronically or episodic homeless men who are in conflict with the law, discharged from a local hospital or court in the Region of Peel. 
  • Program is intended for homeless men who are not staying in a shelter or in transitional housing accommodations.
  • Clients must demonstrate a willingness to participate in the program and engage in time limited case management supports. 
  • All potential clients will be required to complete a referral and intake form to assess eligibility for the program.

HARP Referral Information and Application


Clients can self-refer by contacting the HARP Care Coordinator to complete a referral form. The Coordinator will conduct a housing triage and schedule a follow-up intake with the client. HARP accepts referrals from William Osler Health Centre, Brampton Civic Hospital and Brampton Superior Court. The Coordinator assists clients who are released from custody and/or are in conflict with the law.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Homeless Adult Male (21 years and older). ‘And”
  • Homeless Adult Male (Discharged from Hospital). ‘OR’
  • Homeless Adult Male (In Conflict with the Law).’OR”
  • Homeless Adult Male (Involved with the Criminal Justice System)

BARRIERS TO HOUSING:

  • Experiencing chronic or episodic homelessness
  • Medical Diagnosis of Mental Health Illness or Mental Health Related Illnesses.
  • Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program as a Source of Income.
  • Substance and Addiction Issues.
  • Currently resides in the Region of Peel.

For more information please contact:

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding the program please contact our HARP Care Coordinator at PH: 905-457-3611 Ext. 294|Fax: 905-457-2314|Email: donnap@slpp.ca (Brampton) or sharaayneh@slpp.ca (Mississauga)

HARP Referral Form
(Please explain your situation)

It's How We Care

We're a non-profit organization. Every bit of support that we receive is greatly appreciated and goes towards funding programs and services we provide to our clients.

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