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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Offers financial assistance to low to moderate income homeowners who need to make repairs to their homes 
  • Assists homeowners with repairs, including accessibility, health and safety issues, and energy efficiency in the form of an interest-free forgivable loan 
  • Aimed at moderate income home owners who live in substandard dwellings and cannot afford the repairs that are necessary to make their home safer and healthier to live in and/or to make improvements that increase seniors' accessibility and address mobility issues
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
  • Households must be sub-standard or deficient and 
  • Require repairs that bring them up to a reasonable standard
Eligible repairs may be in one or more of the following: 
  • Structural 
  • Electrical 
  • Plumbing 
  • Heating 
  • Fire safety 
  • Septic systems and well water 
  • Improved accessibility for persons with disabilities 
  • Safety-related features that support seniors ability to remain in their home 
Application Forms available from 450 Scott St or by calling 1-800-265-5349 Ext 231
  • Maximum amount of assistance is $25,000.00 but higher amounts may be available 
  • Individual may earn grant/loan forgiveness at a rate of 10% per year for 10 years; loan forgiveness will be earned in equal monthly installments over a period of ten years 
  • To earn forgiveness, individual must maintain continued ownership and occupancy of the dwelling and adhere to all other terms and conditions of the program 
  • If individual sells or vacates the home, he/she is responsible for paying back any outstanding loan amount 
  • An eligible new buyer may choose to take on the conditions of the loan in order for the home to remain affordable
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-5349 Ext 231
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5349 Ext 231
Fax 807-274-0678
Primary Contact Michelle Jewell, Integrated Caseworker; Email:
Alternate Contact Sandra Weir, Integrated Services Manager and Housing Lead; Phone: 807-274-5349 ext 230; Email:
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 450 Scott St
Fort Frances, ON P9A 1H2
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Intersection Scott St and Armit Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial