Units must be affordable for our tenants, which is why we provide a variety of housing options that suit individual and family needs along the housing continuum starting at rent geared-to-income units and currently ending with assisted homeownership and home repair assistance. Rents are set at rates ranging from 25 percent of gross income (core need) to 80 percent of market (affordable).
FIMUR Assisted Homeownership
and Home Repair Programs
The Assisted Homeownership component provides down payment and home purchase assistance for primary residences to those individuals and/or families that qualify for a mortgage and do not own a home or have interest in any real estate or those who are no longer able or entitled to reside in a home they currently own. It is not limited to first time home-buyers.
The Homeowner Repair program will assist low to moderate-income Aboriginal homeowner households’ repair their homes to bring them to acceptable standards.
FIMUR Rental Development Program
(for Indigenous Non-Profit Housing Corporations)
Request for Proposals ~Year 6 ~ 2019/2020 Allocation
The “First Nation, Inuit, Métis Urban & Rural 2014/20 Housing Program” Rental Housing allocation for 2019/20 is $2.25MIL. Funding will assist Indigenous Housing Providers in enhancing the supply and quality of culturally appropriate, affordable housing to the off-reserve urban and rural Indigenous communities in the province of Ontario, excluding the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Indigenous Supportive Housing Program
The Indigenous Supportive Housing Program (ISHP) is a component of the Supportive Housing Investment, which was developed by the Ministry of Housing. The ISHP is specifically designed to be administered by Indigenous organizations for Indigenous people in need of housing and support services.
Request for Proposals is ~OPEN~ Closing April 4, 2018.
The Rural and Native Housing Program
The Rural and Native Housing (RNH) Program 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 the majority are 3-bedroom bungalows equipped with a fridge and stove.
Urban Native Housing Program
The Urban Native Housing Program developed by Canada Mortgage and Housing Program was made available to First Nation, Métis and Inuit people that met provided income guidelines. This provided Aboriginal people 100% capital funding and a fixed long-term mortgage interest rate. The program was devolved to service managers and District Social Services Administration Boards with the Federal Operating Agreements intact. Individual subsidy agreements were for a 35 year term, expiring between 2024 and 2029. OAHS has acquired some of these homes under their portfolio.