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"Housing Services" is housing made available with rent amounts which are geared to your income. It is also often referred to as "subsidized housing".

The Housing Services Program is intended for households with low to moderate incomes who are unable to find suitable, affordable housing in the private rent market. (source)

Areas include the towns of: Blind River, Dubreuilville, Echo Bay, Elliot Lake, Hornepayne, Iron Bridge, Thessalon, Wawa, White River, Hilton Beach, Richards Landing, Bruce Mines and Spanish.


Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Criteria for Rent Geared to Income:

At least one member of the household is 16 years of age or older and is able to live independently (or able to live independently with the aid of certain support services and those support services have been arranged).

Legal resident of Canada. Applicants must provide proof, such as Canadian birth certificate, Canadian citizenship documentation, landed immigrant documentation.

Refugee claimants are eligible (must provide documentation)

People who are under a deportation order, departure order or exclusion order to leave Canada are not eligible.

No member of the household owes arrears to another social housing provider

No member of the household has been convicted of an offence in relation to rent-geared-to-income assistance by a court of law or the Landlord and Tenant Board.

How do I apply?

Fill out the application and the documents required and then either:

Fax: 705-842-3747

Mail: Algoma District Services Administration Board

1 Collver Road Thessalon, ON

P0R 1L0

OR drop off at your nearest Algoma District Services Administration Board office in Wawa, Thessalon, Blind River or Elliot Lake (addresses found on second last page of application)

Is there Special Needs housing?

Some housing providers have wheelchair accessible units or units which are equipped with certain features (such as no stairs). If you require a special type of unit due to medical reasons, please ensure you indicate this in the appropriate section of the application form. You will be placed on the Registry (Wait List) accordingly for the next available special unit.

How long is the wait list?

Your rank on the Registry (Wait List) primarily depends on the date your completed application was received. You will be offered a suitable unit as soon as one becomes available. The length of waiting time varies with each location and unit. Some locations have longer wait lists than others which simply translates to a higher demand for that specific location and unit. Some locations have no or short wait lists. Your patience is appreciated during the waiting period. NOTE: Special consideration may be given to your application if you or a member of your household are abused by a person whom you live with.

Additional Information

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