Description & Services
Description (Service) Assists homeowners with repairs, including accessibility, health and safety issues, and energy efficiency in the form of an interest-free forgivable loan
 
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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Single dwelling home owners at or below the 60th income percentile for the area
 
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
Application
  • Through the District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board 
  • Repairs must begin within 120 days of project approval and completed within 6 months; copies of all financial invoices must be kept for reporting and audit purposes 
  • Loans up to $25,000 may be secured by promissory notes 
  • Loans over $25,000 require mortgages registered on title
 
Note: Loan forgiveness period is 10 years for single dwelling homes
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-766-2111
Toll Free Phone 1-877-281-2958
Fax 807-345-7921
Website www.tbdssab.ca
Primary Contact Aaron Park, Program Lead, Housing
Primary Executive William Bradica, Chief Administrative Officer
Alternate Executive Ken Ranta, Director, Housing Services
Site Location South Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 231 May St S
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1B5
 
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Intersection May St S and Arthur St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Provincial ; Federal