Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services

Site: Head Office - Sault Ste Marie

Service: Rural and Native Housing Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments The Province of Ontario confirmed the transfer of assets for the Rural and Native Housing program to the OAHSSC; in 2006, the Province turned over administration of the program to the OAHSSC
Description (Service)
  • Provides rent geared-to-income housing to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people considered to be in CORE housing need in areas in Ontario with a population of 2,500 or less 
  • Homes are located in rural locations outside of the city limits and usually consist of a 3-bedroom bungalow with a fridge and stove
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ontario ; Services are not available in every community-call Head Office for clarification
Boundaries Excludes the Greater Toronto area (GTA)
  • Aboriginal people who self-identify as urban or rural First Nation (status or non-status), Inuit or M├ętis individuals or non-Aboriginal people considered to be in CORE housing need in areas in Ontario with a population of 2,500 or less 
  • Clients pay a proportion of income for their shelter
Application Application package form available on website
Central Applicant Registry can be accessed by: 
  • Filling out an application online at www.ontarioaboriginalhousing.ca 
  • Calling toll-free at 1-866-391-1061 Ext 308 to register the application over the phone 
  • Faxing the application to 1-705-256-1664 Attn: Central Registry 
  • Mailing it to office Attn: Central Applicant Registry
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-256-1876
Toll Free Phone 1-866-391-1061
Fax 705-256-2671
E-Mail kbenford@oahssc.ca
Website www.ontarioaboriginalhousing.ca
Primary Contact Karen Benford, Administrative Assistant, Programs Delivery; Phone: 705-256-1876 ext 318
Alternate Contact Larry Bellerose, Rural and Native Housing Manager; Phone: 705-256-1876 ext 330; Fax: 705-256-1664; Email: lbellerose@oahssc.ca
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 500 Bay St
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1X5
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Intersection Bay St and Spring St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2006
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Housing