Housing Services administers rent-geared-to-income assistance to eligible households [subsidized housing] in the Cochrane District. The department also manages a housing portfolio of 1289 units and 106 rent supplement units and administers the Housing Services Act 2011 for the various Non-Profit and Co-operative Housing Providers' portfolio of 800 units. Cochrane District includes: Cochrane, Timmins, Moosonee, Iroquois Falls, Ramore, Matheson, Val Gagne, Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls, Fauquier, Moonbeam, Val Rita, Mattice, and Hearst. (source)
Eligibility RequirementsHousing subsidy, rent-geared-to-income, is available to households if:
At least one member of the household is 16 years of age or older and is able to live independently with or without support services;
Each member of the household is a Canadian citizen, or a landed immigrant, or a refugee claimant;
No deportation, departure or exclusion order has been made against any member of the household;
No member of the household owes rental arrears to any housing project under any housing program. (Includes market and/or rent-geared-to-income);
No member of the household has been convicted of an offence under section 85 of the SHRA, HSA or a crime under the Criminal Code (Canada) regarding rent-geared-to-income assistance, or found by a court of law to have misrepresented their income for the purpose of rent-geared-to-income.