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 Program
As of March 31, 2019, $5,717,319 has been borrowed through this program since it was amended in 2005. These loans assisted First Nation members to construct new homes, purchase and repair existing units which meet the Building Code. Click here for the application.
Royal Bank of Canada On-Reserve Lending Program
As of March 31, 2019, $9,237,725 has been borrowed through this program it started in 2005. This program has provided funds to NFN members to construct new homes, purchase and repair existing units which meet the Building Code. Click here for the application.
NFN Market Based Housing Program with Caisse Populaire Verner
This program was developed in conjunction with the First Nations Market Housing Fund. Our objective is to provide community members access to affordable and competitive mortgages and loans to build, purchase, renovate or refinance homes on Nipissing First Nation. Click here for the program brochure.
This program was developed to assist First Nation members with funds to complete needed repairs to their homes. The maximum loan amount for this program is $25,000.00. In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, 5 members qualified and utilized the the program to complete necessary repairs. Click here for the application.
Emergency Repair Loan
This program was developed to assist First Nation members with funds to complete minor repairs to their homes for emergency purposes. The maximum loan amount for this program is $5,000.00. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, 3 members qualified for the program to complete emergency repairs. Click here for the application.
Seniors’ Minor Repair Grant Program
This program provides seniors who are over sixty years of age and have a total household income of less than $42,500.00 a one-time grant to a maximum of $5,000.00 to make necessary repairs to their home. A total of 63 grants have been approved since the program was implemented in 2008. Click here for the application. Read the policy here.
Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP Grants)
Through the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) RRAP, the Housing Department has assisted First Nation Members with repairs to their homes to bring the units up to today’s code standards. The total amount of funds approved through this program is $1,701,388 since 1995.
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.
Shawn Anderson, Housing Manager
705-753-2050 ext. 1246
Ellie Penasse-Lafleur | Apartment Unit Coordinator
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