Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Contact front desk to have your call directed 
  • Head office located in Thessalon
Description (Service) Assists residents to obtain and maintain safe and affordable housing 
Programs offered include:
Rent Geared to Income (RGI) 
  • Rent amounts are determined by calculating 30% of a household's gross monthly income 
  • Tenants pay a calculated rent amount to the landlord while ADSAB subsidizes the difference of the cost to the landlord 
  • Subsidized housing is offered by 3 types of housing providers:
    Non-Profit Housing 
    • Units are owned and managed by a community based organization
    Public Housing 
    • Units are owned and operated by the Algoma District Administration Board
    Rent Supplement Housing 
    • Units are owned and managed by private market landlords
Direct Shelter Subsidy 
  • Offers eligible applicants a Rent-Geared-to-Income subsidy while living in privately owned buildings 
  • ADSAB pays a shelter subsidy amount directly to the landlord while the tenant is responsible to pay the remaining rent amount to the landlord 
  • Availability of government funds for this program is limited
Ontario Renovates 
  • Provides financial assistance for low to moderate income households that need help with the cost of repairs to their home to bring it up to acceptable standard by improving the energy efficiency of the home or the accessibility of the home through modifications and adaptations
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:45 pm
Areas Served Algoma Mills ; Blind River ; Iron Bridge ; Serpent River First Nation ; Spanish ; Spragge Township
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Rent Geared to Income Housing and Direct Shelter Subsidy 
  • Individuals and families with low to moderate incomes
Ontario Renovates 
  • Must own a home in the Algoma District that is your sole and principal residence 
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, Landed Immigrant or have Refugee Claimant status 
  • Must have property taxes paid up to date 
  • Must have mortgages paid up to date 
  • Must have property insured to its full value 
  • Must be within income and house value limits
Application Applications are available at your local ADSAB office or on the ADSAB website; print, sign and return by fax, mail or in person
Rent Geared to Income  
  • The applicant will be contacted once a unit is available 
  • An RGI Interview will be scheduled if the applicant accepts the available unit offer, and a letter will be sent stating the date, time and location of the RGI Interview, along with a list of required documentation
Direct Shelter Subsidy  
  • A letter will be sent confirming the receipt of the application once received 
  • If deemed eligible, the applicant will be placed on the DSS Wait List for funding 
  • The applicant will be contacted once subsidy funds become available in order to schedule an in-person interview
Ontario Renovates 
  • Complete, sign and return application to the nearest ADSAB office in person, by mail or fax along with copies of the required documents
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - Rent ; None - Application
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Contact Information
Office Phone 705-356-2263
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-7263
Fax 705-856-0482
Located In Community Blind River
Address 15 Hanes Ave
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
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Intersection Hanes Ave and Colonization Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 1810 
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Housing