Manitoulin Sudbury District Services Board

Site: Espanola Office

Service: Investment in Affordable Housing

Description & Services
Public Comments Note: This program does not serve the Greater Sudbury area 
 
Satellite offices located in: 
Chapleau 
Little Current 
Warren
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 Manitoulin District ; Sudbury District
Boundaries Does not serve the city of Greater Sudbury
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 Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board 
  • Repairs must begin within 120 days of project approval; copies of all financial invoices must be kept for reporting and audit purposes 
  • 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 705-862-7850  
Application Line: 705-377-7143
Toll Free Phone 1-800-667-3145
Fax 705-862-7805
E-Mail info@msdsb.net
Website www.msdsb.net
Primary Contact Patrick Wittmann, Supervisor Infrastructure and Asset Management; Phone: 705-862-7850 ext 500; Email: siam@msdsb.net
Alternate Contact Connie Morphet, Director of Finance and Administration; Phone: 705-222-0496; Email: dfa@msdsb.net
Primary Executive Fern Dominelli, Chief Administrative Officer
Located In Community Espanola
Address 210 Mead Blvd
Espanola, ON P5E 1R9
 
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Intersection Centre St and Mead Blvd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial