Ontario Aboriginal Housing Hosts Assisted Home Ownership & Repair Information Sessions

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Do you dream of owning your own home?
Do you qualify for a mortgage, but just can’t seem to save up for the down payment?
Do you already own a home, but it’s in need of repair?
Do you identify yourself as a First Nation, Métis or Inuit individual?

onaboriginalhousing-logoOn Tuesday, October 4th at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ontario Aboriginal Housing will be hosting a “Come & Go” Information Session on the First Nation, Inuit, Métis Urban & Rural 2014/20 Housing Program (FIMUR 2014/20).

Ontario Aboriginal Housing will be providing information on two programs, the Assisted Home Ownership Program, and the Home Repair Program.

The Assisted Home Ownership Program is a forgivable loan opportunity providing up to $30,000 to assist individuals and families in the purchase of an Off-Reserve home in Ontario (outside of the GTA). Applicants should be low to moderate income, qualify for a mortgage and may not own real estate. Priority applicants include people escaping situations of violence and living in Social Housing.

The Home Repair Program is a forgivable loan opportunity providing up to $25,000 to assist low to moderate income homeowners to repair their Off-Reserve homes. Applicants are reviewed in order of receipt. Priority will be given to homes with emergency repair such as health and safety concerns, accessibility repairs, energy efficiency upgrades and those below the poverty level.

For more information, contact: Karen Benford, Administrative Assistant, Programs Delivery 866-391-1061 ext. 216 or [email protected]

There will also be a workshop in Chapleau, on Tuesday, October 4th in the Township of Chapleau Office, 20 Pine St. W. Chapleau ON from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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