District of Sault Ste Marie Social Services Administration Board

Site: Sault Ste Marie - Albert St

Service: Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative

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Description & Services
Public Comments Note: This program does not provide financial assistance to individuals living on a First Nations reserve; individuals can contact their Band Office to inquire about rent or utility arrears
Description (Service)
  • Assists individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness to meet certain housing needs 
  • Provides financial assistance for rental arrears and energy-related emergencies
Energy Arrears 
  • Covers eligible energy arrears to a maximum of two months, and the security deposit and reconnection fees related to natural gas, oil and other forms of energy
Rental Arrears 
  • Covers eligible costs to a maximum of two months of rental arrears
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Aweres Township ; Batchawana Bay ; Goulais River ; Prince Township ; Sault Ste. Marie ; Searchmont
  • Individuals and families at-risk of becoming homeless or who are homeless  
  • Requires completed application to be reviewed by committee members
Energy Arrears 
  • One-time assistance in a 12 month period
Rental Arrears 
  • Must have an eviction notice 
  • Can apply once every two years
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Social Housing Application Centre: 705-759-7748
Website www.socialservices-ssmd.ca
Primary Contact Joanne Pearson, Housing, Community Programs Manager and Homelessness Coordinator; Phone: 705-759-5204; Email: j.pearson@socialservices-ssmd.ca
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 540 Albert St E
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5N1
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Intersection Albert St E and Brock St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial