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 for rental arrears and energy-related emergencies
CHPI One-Time Heating Grant 
  • Designed to assist people in maintaining shelter through the challenging winter months 
  • Maximum of $3000 per benefit unit 
  • Expenses considered include wood, propane, oil, oil tank replacement, furnace repairs, etc
Rental Arrears 
  • Covers eligible costs to a maximum of two months of rental arrears
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nipissing District
Eligibility Low-income homeowners and renters, including social assistance recipients
One-Time Heating Grant 
  • One-time assistance to a maximum of $3000 in a 24 month period 
  • Partial payments for heating related one-time expenses that exceed $3000 will be considered if documentation can be provided to verify that the balance has been paid
    Rental Arrears 
    • Must have an eviction notice 
    • Can apply once every two years
  • Call the CHPI Intake Line for application 
  • Individuals receiving Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) will need to speak with their case manager for a referral
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone CHPI Intake Line 705-474-2151 ext 3120
Toll Free Phone CHPI Intake Line 1-877-829-5121 ext 3120
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