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 
  • 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-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Timiskaming District
Eligibility
  • Homeowners whose home is their sole and principal residence with a market value at or below the average MLS resale price for the Timiskaming area and have an annual gross household income at or below $63,300
 
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 District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board 
  • Applications available from DTSSAB, local township offices or online 
  • Repairs must begin within 120 days of project approval; copies of all financial invoices must be kept for reporting and audit purposes 
  • Loans require mortgages registered on title 
  • Loan forgiveness period is 10 years for single dwelling homes
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-567-9366
Toll Free Phone 1-888-544-5555
Website www.dtssab.com
Primary Executive Kelly Black, Social Housing Manager; Phone: 705-567-9366 ext 3243; Email: blackk@dtssab.com
Located In Community Kirkland Lake
Address 29 Duncan Ave N
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3H7
 
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Intersection Duncan Ave N and Goodfish Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 310 
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3H7
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial