Housing Program

Introduction

Introduction

Nipissing Mental Health Housing and Support Services (NMHHSS) offers a unique and affordable housing program in the North Bay community whereby mental health support services are combined with healthy, safe, appropriate, and affordable housing. In offering these services, our agency promotes healthy and independent living committed to the success of each individual client. In short, NMHHSS stands behind our belief that healthy housing is healthy living.

NMHHSS does not work alone and depends on the services and expertise throughout our community. In partnership, we work alongside many agencies and organizations. If you are currently housed with another not-for-profit housing provider, you may still apply with NMHHSS.

Criteria

  • Ministry occupancy standards shall apply.
  • Applicants must occupy or have need of a dwelling in Ontario.
  • Applicants and members of their household must be Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, refugees/applicants.
  • Immediately prior to occupancy, applicants must be be permanently residing in Ontario and must not have a principal place of residence elsewhere.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must owe no arrears to fully or partially-funded, geared-to-income housing or the arrears problem must be resolved according to Ministry requirements.
  • Home owners agree to sell their property according to Ministry Requirements.
  • Individuals must be capable of living independently with support.

If you have an emergency after hours, please call the North Bay Regional Health Centre Crisis Intervention (toll free/open 24h) 1-800-352-1141

Housing Program Pathway

Application, Referral & Documentation

Housing case manager receives completed application and supplemental documentation (ie. ODSP statement). Referrals can be received on behalf of family, friends, self etc.

Application is Reviewed

Housing case manager reviews and determines whether or not the applicant is appropriate for housing based on the following criteria:

  • Receiving long term comprehensive case management (NMHHSS- ICM, ACTT 1 & 2 and Early Intervention Psychosis)
  • Ministry occupancy standards shall apply.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must owe no arrears to fully or partially- funded, geared-to-income housing or the arrears problem must be resolved according to Ministry requirements.
  • Home owners agree to sell their property according to Ministry requirements.
  • Applicants must require support to access this housing and must be able to live independently with comprehensive support services.

Correspondence

Correspondence sent to applicant identifying whether they are successful or not.

If the Applicant
is Appropriate

If an applicant is successful, their name will be placed on the wait- list in chronological order based on the date that their application was received.

Annual Update Form

Update form will be sent to the applicant, or the applicant’s support, on an annual basis
to identify any changes in the applicant’s information (ie. address, phone number, etc.)

Housing Program Pathway

Phase 2 - Nipissing, Duke, Algonquin, Rent Supplements

Need / Risk Level

This housing program is based on level of need and risk of homelessness.

Application, Referral & Documentation

Application completed and submitted with the assistance of referral source (ie. ACTT, NMHHSS, EIP, Alliance). Housing case manager receives completed application and supplemental documentation (ie. ODSP statement).

Application is Reviewed

Housing case manager reviews and determines whether or not the applicant is appropriate for housing.

Applicant &
Referal Meeting

Applicant and their referral source are scheduled to attend a meeting to discuss their application and their need of housing support through the Phase 2 program.

Selection Committee

Application is reviewed by the committee, and the applicant and their referral source are may be asked questions to clarify about their situation.
“Update form will be sent to applicants and/or referral source bi-annually to determine whether or not there have been changes to the applicant’s situation”.
For applicants who remain on the waitlist, an Update form will be sent out bi-annually to determine whether or not there have been changes to the applicant’s situation.

If the Applicant
is Appropriate

Successful applicants will be scored and placed on the wait-list according to their level of need.

Bi-Annual Update Form

Update form will be sent to applicants and/or referral source bi-annually to determine whether or not there have been changes to the applicant’s situation.

Housing Program Application

The housing application form is a fillable PDF that you can download and fill out on your computer. The application form requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat Software, version 9.1 or higher, to successfully complete the PDF fillable form. The Adobe Reader software is available for free on the adobe website.

Upon completion of the form, please fill out the information below and attach the application form. If you have any questions regarding the application process please call 705-476-4088.

Applications are also available by mail or pick up for those that do not have access to the fillable form on the net, or who may be using a PC at the library or elsewhere and do not have the rights to download Adobe Acrobat.

Application Form Download