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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 Requirements

Housing 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.

How do I apply?

Fill out this form, and return it to one of the three addresses listed on the top of the document.

Is there Special Needs Housing?

Based on some of the questions in the application, asking the applicant if an accessible unit is required, it would seem that there are a number of modified units that can be applied for.

Additional Information

For additional information and contact numbers, please visit this website.