Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Assists homeowners with repairs, including accessibility, health and safety issues, and energy efficiency in the form of an interest-free forgivable loan 
  • Assists homeowners to create a new affordable rental unit in an existing single family home 
  • Assists landlords of eligible affordable rental housing to rehabilitate unites that require essential repairs and/or modify units to increase accessibility
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Aweres Township ; Batchawana Bay ; Goulais River ; Prince Township ; Sault Ste. Marie ; Searchmont ; Batchewana Bay
Eligibility
  • Single dwelling home owners at or below the 60th income percentile for the area
  • Landlords of affordable rental housing projects


Eligible repairs may include:
  • Structural
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Heating
  • Roofs, walls, floors, and ceilings
  • Doors and windows
  • Vents, louvers
  • Fire safety
  • Septic systems and well water
  • Improved accessibility such as ramps, handrails, chair and bath lifts, height adjustment for countertops and cues for doorbells/fire alarms
  • Safety-related features that help seniors stay in their home
  • Creation of self-contained secondary suites for affordable rental purposes
  • Creation of garden suites for seniors and/or persons with disabilities
Application
  • Through the District of Sault Ste Marie Social Services Administration Board or online 
  • Repairs must begin within 120 days of project approval; copies of all financial invoices must be kept for reporting and audit purposes 
  • Loans up to $25,000 may be secured by promissory notes 
  • Loans over $25,000 require mortgages registered on title 
  • Loan forgiveness period is 10 years for single dwelling homes and 15 years for multi-unit dwellings
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-759-2165
Fax 705-759-5452
Website www.ssm-dssab.ca
Primary Executive Jeff Barban, Housing Programs Manager; Phone: 705-759-5004; Email: j.barban@dssmssab.ca
Alternate Executive Mike Nadeau, Chief Administrative Officer; Phone: 705-541-7301; Fax: 705-759-1796; Email: m.nadeau@dssmssab.ca
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 180 Brock St
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3B7
 
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Intersection Brock St and Albert St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding Provincial