Dear Tenant,

Due to evolving uncertainties regarding Covid-19, effective March 17, 2020, Barrie Housing will be discontinuing all nonessential services until April 6, 2020. If this timeline is extended, notices will be posted in common areas and our website at www.barriehousing.com prior to the date. We have also provided information resources on our website for you to access.

Please see below for changes to our day to day service.

Head office and all other offices within the portfolio will be closed. If you usually pay your rent in person, we offer a variety of alternate options.

  1. Online – you will require an account number – please contact 705-727-1101 extension 229 if you do not have an account number and one will be provided to you.
  2. Mail – cheques and money orders can be mailed. Please do not mail cash. Please note Barrie Housing is not responsible for any rent sent through the mail. If possible, please take a copy of any money orders or cheques you send through the mail.
  3. Leaving cheques and money orders in the drop boxes at your locations. Please do not leave cash in drop boxes.

During this time, you are still expected to pay your rent on the 1st of the month.

All maintenance work orders that are non-essential and non-emergency will be put on hold until April 6, 2020. Staff and contractors will only be entering units to complete emergency work orders and prior to the visit, we will be asking some pre-screening questions to determine safety.

If you have an emergency work order, please contact our call centre at 705-739-4369. Please note that emergencies include loss of heat, loss of power, loss of water, water leakage, floods and sewer back up.

If you have a non-emergency maintenance request, please call (705) 727-1101 extension 333 and follow the instructions to leave a message or fill out a maintenance request on www.barrieshousing.com.

For any other issues you may have, please contact your Housing Support Workers. If you do not know who your Housing Support Worker is, please go to www.barriehousing.com and select your building under the “contact” tab.

If you are self-isolating, please advise us by calling 705-727-0414 extension 222 or email us at

karey@barriehousing.com

This will allow us to take appropriate safety measures and connect you to any needed supports.

We also ask that during this time, that you are considerate of our communities and please not loiter in common areas such as lobbies. We all must do our part in ensuring the safety and health of ourselves and our neighbours.

Thank you for your consideration and patience during this time. Sincerely,

Erika Erteki Executive Director