Bed Bug Assistance Program

The Bed Bug Assistance Program assists Hamilton residents who meet the Low Income threshold and are unable to complete prep work prior to bed bug treatment due to physical, mental or emotional barriers.

The program is funded by the City of Hamilton and delivered through the Housing Help Centre, CityHousing Hamilton and other community partners.  There is limited funding available and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color.  Bedbugs do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bedbugs may lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, over a lifetime.

How Do I Apply?

  • Contact the Bed Bug Service Coordinator at 905-526-8100 Ext. 804 for information
  • Fax the completed application , including Proof of Income, to 905-393-8182
  • Email the completed application form, with Proof of Income, to bbap@housinghelpcentre.ca
  • Mail/bring the completed Application, with Proof of Income, to the Housing Help Centre: 119 Main St East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z3