Archive for the ‘Media Articles’ Category

Limberlost Beautification

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Limberlost family community

The residents of LMHC’s Limberlost family community have enjoyed a more beautiful neighbourhood this summer, thanks to a number of generous community partners and sponsors who have helped make this neighbourhood a welcoming place to live.

Read more about this great project here, in yesterday’s London Community News.

OW and ODSP Housing Credit Phased Out in 2013

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

house clipart

The 2013 Ontario budget means big changes to a benefit that many of London and Middlesex Housing Corporation’s tenants have depended on: the Community Start-up and Maintenance Benefit for recipients of Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Progam (ODSP) benefits.

This benefit helps individuals living in poverty:

  • With moving costs if they need to move for a new job
  • Leave an institution and find a new place to live
  • Leave their current home because it’s harmful to their health or well-being
  • Leave an abusive situation
  • If they’re being evicted by their current home
  • If they’re faced with having their utilities cut off

The benefit helps with certain costs such as:

  • Paying first or last month’s rent deposit
  • Buying necessary household furniture
  • Putting down a deposit for utilities
  • Paying overdue utility bills

To learn more about the phasing out of this essential benefit, which also helps tenants replace bedding and furniture infested by bed bugs, you can read this Openfile article published today.

Renter’s Insurance

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

house fire clipart

What would you do if a fire or flood that destroyed everything you owned? How would you replace your things?

Every tenant should have renter’s insurance (also called contents insurance, or a home insurance policy), to protect their belongings in case of loss from tragedies such as fire and flooding. There’s a really great article in today’s London Free Press about this topic. Click here to read more.

You have to buy this kind of insurance yourself – London and Middlesex Housing Corporation (LMHC) doesn’t buy it for you. Talk to your Community Relations Worker (CRW) if you want more information about how to buy renter’s insurance.

If you’re an LMHC tenant and you receive Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits, you are eligible to have the cost of renter’s insurance included in your housing allowance. Talk to your OW or ODSP caseworker about this.

London Free Press Story About LMHC Budget

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

LMHC 2011 Budget

As London & Middlesex Housing Corporation awaits 2011 budget approval from the City of London, The London Free Press recently published a story about possible cuts.

Click here to open a PDF of the article in a new browser window.

London Free Press Article – Enhancing Curb Appeal

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Published in today’s issue of the London Free Press – an article about our upcoming Communities in Bloom / London Blooms project, asking for plant donations from the community.

“A public housing high-rise in London’s SoHo neighbourhood is trying to improve its curb appeal and is asking for the public’s help.”

Read the entire article here.