The Housing Access Centre works closely with a number of privately operated, permanent residences for people with special needs, mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, substance abuse problems or who are frail or elderly.

The Social and Housing Services Department, servicing the City of Cornwall and S.D. & G., offers financial assistance for eligible individuals who have a medical need for Domiciliary Care but are not able to cover the costs.

There are established agreements with numerous domiciliary hostels within the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of S.D.&G.

There are 3 primary factors in determining and approving eligibility for subsidy for placement in a Domiciliary Hostel:

  • Medical Need
  • Financial Need
  • Appropriateness of placement

In the absence of any one factor, subsidy may not be available.

It is intended to ‘top-up’ the income of residents.

 Do I qualify?

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum of 18 years of age, and requires supervision in activities of daily living,
  • a senior is 60 years of age or older
  • is not eligible for long-term care,
  • a recipient of mental health services, has a mental health diagnosis or exhibits    symptoms that are diagnosable and have been documented by a medical doctor;
  • and/or,
  • has a physical and/or developmental disability, which has been verified by a medical doctor, hospital or referral source;
  • and/or,
  • is a frail, elderly person.

Income
No person is eligible for domiciliary subsidy if their monthly income exceeds their monthly subsidized domiciliary budgetary requirements.

Assets
No person is eligible for domiciliary subsidy if their asset level exceeds $40,000.

 How do I apply? 

There is a waiting list for domiciliary placement.

In order to be placed on the waitlist, please contact us at the Housing Access Centre at 613-937-7521 ext. 3315 or email hac@cornwall.ca.

 Domiciliary Standards

Please click here to access the domiciliary standards
 Domiciliary Providers/Locations
 Please click here to view the list of contracted Providers

 

Please click here to email Housing Access Centre 

340 Pitt Street - 3rd Floor
Cornwall, Ontario 
K6J 3P9
Phone: 613-937-7512 x0
Fax: 613-938-9734
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Housing Access Centre
340 Pitt Street - 3rd Floor
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 3P9
Phone: 613-937-7512 x0
Fax: 613-938-9734
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