Housing

Our Housing Department works with Chief and Council to provide housing programs & services to the Nipissing First Nation membership.

The Housing Department provides the following programs and services to assist First Nation Members with their housing needs:

NFN Housing Loan Programs assist NFN members with constructing new homes or purchasing and/or repairing existing units that meet the Ontario Building Code.

  • $7,447,319 borrowed through the NFN On-Reserve Housing Loan Program since 2005  – click here to download the application
  • $11,004,625 borrowed through the RBC On-Reserve Lending Program since it started in 2005 – click here to download the application
  • * NEW: Caisse Alliance is happy to be involved with NFN to provide members with another housing loan or mortgage option.  We look forward to this new partnership.

Over the past years the Housing Department has provided the following programs and services which assisted First Nation members with their housing needs:

CMHC Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP Grant)

Through the CMHC RRAP Program the Housing Department has assisted First Nation members with repairs to their homes to bring the units up to Ontario Building code standards. The total amount of funds approved through this program to date is $1,863,908.89.  

NFN Repair Loan Program

This program was developed to assist First Nation members with funds to complete repairs to their homes for emergency purposes. Many members through the years have accessed this program to upgrade their home with necessary repairs and renovations.  Click here to download the application.

Seniors’ Minor Repair Grant Program

This program is open to senior members who are sixty years of age and over. This is a grant to a maximum of $8,000.00 to make necessary repairs or upgrades to their home. A total of 28 grants were approved and completed in 2020-2021.  Click here to download the application.

Apartment Rental Units

The Housing Department manages 77 rental units on Nipissing Nation.  Our goal is to improve our services for tenants to feel secure, enjoy their living space, and assist in beautifying the apartment properties.  We completed many projects this year to upgrade the NFN rental units and have more projects planned over the coming years.

Learn more about our Apartments and any current vacancies here.

Seniors’ Complex Update

Mailbox relocation (attached to building) provides easy access for our elders to retrieve their personal mail that ensures safety measures are priority.  Beautifying the seniors’ surroundings provides them with colourful flowers and shrubs that they can enjoy during the summer season.

The modernizing of a few of the seniors’ units was completed with refacing existing cabinetry and flooring in some of the apartments. Upgrades to appliances are ongoing as needed.


Contact Information

Chris Bellissimo, Housing Manager
705-753-2050 ext. 1246

Ellie Penasse-Lafleur | Apartment Unit Coordinator
705-753-6973

Angela McLeod, Administrative Assistant
705-753-2050 ext. 1259

Emergency Contact (after hours): 705-477-1586

To contact staff by email, please visit our Contact Us page.