Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services

Site: Head Office - Sault Ste Marie

Service: FIMUR Homeowner Repair Program

Description & Services
Public Comments FIMUR 2014/20 is a program with limited annual funding. Approvals will be granted per fiscal year until maximum annual funding is reached. This program will run annually until March 31, 2020
Description (Service)
  • Provides financial assistance for home repairs to bring home to acceptable standards 
  • Provides funding in the form of a forgivable loan at an average allocation of $25,000 per household; maximum allocation is $50,000 per household determined on a case-by-case basis and only considered in extenuating circumstances 
  • Offers assistance in completion of home repairs application
 
Types of major repairs and rehabilitation include: 
  • Air quality and mold remediation 
  • Electrical 
  • Fire safety 
  • Heating 
  • Modifications to increase accessibility (barrier free) 
  • Plumbing 
  • Remediation for overcrowded dwelling (ie creation of secondary suite) 
  • Septic systems, well water and well drilling 
  • Structural
 
Note: Period of forgiveness is 10 years from the date of repairs completion
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ontario ; Services are not available in every community-call Head Office for clarification
Boundaries Excludes the Greater Toronto area (GTA)
Eligibility Homeowner/applicant must meet all the following criteria: 
  • Aboriginal individuals who are urban or rural First Nations (status or non-status), Inuit or M├ętis living off-reserve 
  • Market value of home must be at or below average market selling price in community as determined by Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC) 
  • Projects for repair assistance must be at the sole and principal residence of applicant 
  • Total household income is below the program's established guideline for family size 
  • Must have no outstanding property tax, municipal water or mortgage arrears 
  • Must have insurance coverage for full replacement value of building 
  • Must not be in receipt of other homeownership funding programs (check with program coordinators for details)
Application Application package form available on website

Procedures include:
  • Completed Homeownership Repair Application Package
  • Attachment of all supporting documentation
  • Must mail or courier completed application; NO faxes or emails accepted
  • Supporting documentation may be faxed to 705-256-1664
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-256-1876
Toll Free Phone 1-866-391-1061
Fax 705-256-2671
E-Mail kbenford@oahssc.ca
Website www.ontarioaboriginalhousing.ca
Primary Contact Angie Kilby, Receptionist and Office Administrator; Phone: 705-256-1876 ext 200; Email: angiek@oahssc.ca
Alternate Contact Karen Benford, Administrative Assistant, Programs Delivery; Phone: 705-256-1876 ext 216
Primary Executive Justin Marchand, Director of Corporate Operations; Phone: 705-256-1876 ext 213; Email: jmarchand@oahssc.ca
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 500 Bay St
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1X5
 
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Intersection Bay St and Spring St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Established 1994
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Housing