Housing Services

A person’s quality of life is highly improved when they have safe and affordable housing. This is a key determinant of an individual’s overall health.

Whether a person requires a place to call home or requires financial assistance to remain in their current rental accommodation, we have programs that may suit your needs.

Non-Profit Housing

These are RGI units dispersed within the Algoma District owned and operated by community based organizations. Communities with Non-Profit units are: White River, Wawa, Richard’s Landing, Thessalon, Blind River and Elliot Lake.

Affordable Housing Program

There are 30 units within the Algoma District (10 apartments in Echo Bay, 10 Apartments in Dubreuilville and 10 semi-detached homes in Elliot Lake, 10 apartments in Wawa and 12 apartments in Richard’s Landing) owned by ADSAB which offer affordable market rents.

Public Housing

ADSAB owns and manages rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units in 10 municipalities within the Algoma District. RGI means that monthly rent is determined by a calculating 30% of the household’s total monthly gross income.

Direct Shelter/Strong Communities Rent Supplement Program

This program offers eligible applicants RGI subsidy while residing in a privately owned rental unit. ADSAB pays a monthly shelter subsidy amount to the landlord. Funding is limited.

Commercial Rent Supplement Program

30 RGI units are owned and managed by private landlords. These landlords have the landlord/tenant relationship while ADSAB has the rental subsidy relationship with the landlord.

Algoma Shelter Assistance Program

The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) aims to prevent, address and reduce homelessness in the ADSAB jurisdiction.   CHPI assists low income individuals and families who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness in obtaining and retaining affordable housing.  CHPI may provide financial assistance with the following:

  • Emergency shelter solutions
  • Utility deposits and hook-up fees when establishing a residence
  • Costs for a move to a new residence due to eviction, fire or flood
  • Replacement of furniture due to fire, flood or pest infestation
  • Energy arrears and disconnection
  • Rental arrears and eviction
  • Emergency repairs to heating vessels, sanitation repairs and maintenance
  • Emergency decluttering and pest/bed bug infestation
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