How To Apply For Salus Supportive Housing
Salus offers a wide range of supportive housing options in the Ottawa area for adults (over the age of 16 years) with serious mental illness.
While Salus will always try to accommodate supportive housing requests as quickly as possible, the demand for affordable housing for people recovering from mental illness is very high in Ottawa. At present, the waiting period for permanent independent living with Salus is over five years.
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO APPLY FOR SALUS SUPPORTIVE HOUSING:
1. Download and fill out the Social Housing Registry Application Form. Application forms can also be obtained from The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa office, or from the Salus head office.
Eligibility for Salus Housing at the time of housing offer is dependent on the applicant being in receipt of portable support services through a Mental Health Community Support Service (MHCSS) agency or Assertive Community Treatment Program (ACTT).
2. Make sure that you read the instructions very carefully and that all required fields are complete.
3. Remember to check off the Salus box (located on page 10) in the Supportive Housing section of the application, along with any other Supportive Housing providers you wish to apply to.
4. Submit your completed application and all supporting documents (including proof of income and proof of residency) either by mail or in person to:
The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa
2197 Riverside Dr., 5th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1H 1A9
Please note that applications will not be accepted by fax.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
After your application is reviewed, you will be contacted by Salus to confirm your place on the waiting list, review your housing needs and eligibility for Salus housing. If any of your contact information changes, please contact The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa right away, so we can continue to get in touch with you as needed.
EMERGENCY HOUSING AND SHELTERS
If you are in immediate need of emergency housing and shelter, contact the City of Ottawa during business hours (Monday to Friday) at 613-560-6000 or after hours and weekends by calling 3-1-1.