Housing Services

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 hookup 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