District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board

Site: North Bay Office

Service: Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative

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Description & Services
Public Comments Note: This program does not provide financial assistance to individuals living on a First Nations Reserve. Individuals can contact their Band Office to inquire about rent or utility arrears.
Description (Service) Provides financial assistance to individuals or families who are homeless or facing homelessness to obtain or maintain housing
 
To establish a new residence: 
  • financial assistance for first/last months rent 
  • financial assistance for utility deposit 
  • financial assistance for moving/storage expenses 
  • financial assistance for emergency household necessities (restrictions apply)
 
To avoid eviction or disconnection of utilities: 
  • financial assistance for rental arrears 
  • financial assistance for utility and fuel arrears (gas, hydro, water, propane, oil or wood)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nipissing District
Eligibility
  • Low-income homeowners and renters, including social assistance recipients 
  • Individuals who have received an eviction notice due to rental arrears 
  • Individuals who have utility arrears and are at risk of disconnection 
  • Individuals who live in conditions that do not meet public health or safety standards (verification required) 
  • Individuals who are experiencing homelessness which may include staying at an emergency shelter, with friends/family, or living on the street
Application
  • Individuals not receiving Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), call the CHPI Intake Line for application 
  • Individuals receiving OW or ODSP will need to speak with their case manager for a referral
 
Note: Individuals can apply for assistance once every 24 months
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone English CHPI Intake Line 705-474-1923 ; French CHPI Intake Line 705-474-1924
Toll Free Phone CHPI Intake Line 1-877-829-5121
Fax 705-474-0136
E-Mail info@dnssab.ca
Website www.dnssab.ca
Located In Community North Bay
Address 200 McIntyre St E
North Bay, ON P1B 8J8
 
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Intersection McIntyre St E and Wyld St
Mailing Address PO Box 750 
Stn Main 
North Bay, ON P1B 8J8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Regional / Municipal