Since 2003 the provincial and federal governments have provided significant investment in new affordable housing programs. Through partnerships with the District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) these programs provide a wide variety of choice:
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Forgivable loans to homeowners to repair their homes and bring them up to health and safety standards and improve accessibility for persons with disabilities
Down payment assistance to eligible families that would otherwise not be able to afford home ownership
Capital funding to develop rental at affordable rates
Capital funding for essential repairs and renovations that improve the health and safety of residents living in social housing
Grants to assist households who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with rent and utility arrears
Affordable housing programs that are currently available include:
Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) for Ontario Program
TBDSSAB received $4,487,472 under the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) for Ontario Program for the creation and repair of affordable housing over four years beginning in 2011.
Information about the IAH program and how the funds will be spent in the District of Thunder Bay are available below:
Ontario Renovates (previously referred to as Northern Home Repair)
Ontario Renovates is designed to assist low to moderate income homeowners to make urgently needed home repairs to address home health and safety problems or to make modifications to their home to accommodate members with disabilities.
To apply to the Ontario Renovates Program please click the following link to download the application: Ontario Renovates Application.
If you have questions about the program please contact Jennifer Jones, Housing Programs Clerk at 766-2111 (ext. 4091) or via email [email protected].
Please note that in communities with a population of 2,500 or less,
Infinity Property Services is operating an Ontario Renovates Program
and currently has funding available.
Their application form can be downloaded from their website at:
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