Help with Housing Costs

Choose the statement that best describes your situation below.

If you can’t currently afford your housing related costs, we may be able to help. Begin by choosing the scenario below that best describes your situation. If none of these are a fit, please reach out to us.

Accessibility

I need to make my house accessible.

If you need to make changes to your house to make it more accessible but need help with the costs, you may be eligible for the Ontario Renovates Program.

The following community partners may also be of assistance:

  • Métis Nation of Ontario: Ontario Renovates – Northern Remote Communities aims to assist low to moderate income home owner Ontario Renovates Application 2018 households in remote areas to repair their homes and bring them up to acceptable standards while improving the energy efficiency of residences.  This program also offers a grant/contribution without an affordability period, portion designed to increase accessibility through modifications and adaptation.

Affordability

I'm being evicted.

If you are being evicted or at risk of being evicted, the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) program may be able to help.

The following community partners may also be of assistance:

  • Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing (LIPI) is a non-profit charitable organization that assists low income and vulnerable individuals and families with a menu of services in order to prevent homelessness and assist those at risk of homelessness.
  • Nipissing District Shelters (coming soon)
I can't afford rent / heat / hydro.

If you are struggling to pay your rent, heat or hydro, the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) program may be able to help.

The following community partners may also be of assistance:

  • Hydro One Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) can pay up to $500 of the amount owing on your bill (up to $600 if your home is electrically heated) but it is a one-time emergency payment only.
  • Union Gas Energy Assistance Program – Eligible Union Gas customers having trouble paying their bill may qualify for EMERGENCY RELIEF to avoid having their service disconnected. Emergency financial assistance is available year-round as funding allows.
  • Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing (LIPI) is a non-profit charitable organization that assists low income and vulnerable individuals and families with a menu of services in order to prevent homelessness and assist those at risk of homelessness.
I have received a disconnection notice.

If you are struggling to pay your rent, heat or hydro, the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) program may be able to help.

The following community partners may also be of assistance:

  • Hydro One Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) can pay up to $500 of the amount owing on your bill (up to $600 if your home is electrically heated) but it is a one-time emergency payment only.
  • Union Gas Energy Assistance Program – Eligible Union Gas customers having trouble paying their bill may qualify for EMERGENCY RELIEF to avoid having their service disconnected. Emergency financial assistance is available year-round as funding allows.
  • Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing (LIPI) is a non-profit charitable organization that assists low income and vulnerable individuals and families with a menu of services in order to prevent homelessness and assist those at risk of homelessness.

Please note: the information on this website is intended to be used as a guide and is subject to change.

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