Community Bridge

Bissell Centre


Description
Offers a rapid response intervention to stop an imminent eviction or utility disconnection.

Service provides:

  • a multi-faceted, rapid response intervention delivered by existing multi-program, human service organizations to stop an imminent eviction and / or a utility disconnection

Includes:

  • access to funds (no-interest loans) to pay late rent, utilities, or other costs that need to be paid in order to stop eviction
  • support with repayment plans
  • interventions / services designed to ensure that causes of the eviction are effectively addressed to avoid future reoccurrences
  • supports to address issues such as ongoing housing, income / employment, or other contributing factors that will help increase financial stability and maintain permanent housing
  • supports to negotiate with landlords / utility companies, assistance to find and apply for any benefits or grants
  • financial coaching

Key Provider: social workers
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • individuals and families
  • who reside in the City of Edmonton 
  • with low income (some source of income is required; no specific income threshold for low income)
  • who are currently in housing and facing eviction
  • who are willing to commit to and engage in the support plan process
Individuals need to prove a sustainable income moving forward. Program can assist with looking at other supplementary income sources individuals may be eligible for, however, if someone has no income, they are refered to apply for any eligible income source before going through this program.
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • visit website for screening and application form
Program funding is limited and may affect acception of an application.
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-423-2285 Ext. 122
Fax
780-441-3560
Web Site
http://www.bissellcentre.org
Email
communitybridge@bissellcentre.org
Languages
English - Interpreter services may be available. Contact for more information.
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: Yes - Includes:
  • ramps
  • automatic doors
  • elevators
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Agency Information
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Last Verified On
July 5, 2023
Address
10527 96 Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T5H 2H6
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Closed statutory holidays.