"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 RequirementsEligibility 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:
Mail: Algoma District Services Administration Board
1 Collver Road Thessalon, ON
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)