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It is the policy of Niigaaniin to provide financial assistance to persons in receipt of Niigaaniin or ODSP financial assistance as well as to qualified low-income individuals and families who reside on one of the Niigaaniin First Nation territories and meet specified eligibility criteria – to secure, retain and/or maintain a home in a safe and healthy condition.

This financial assistance is provided from a VERY limited Transitional Support Fund (TSF) Shelter Related.

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  • To prevent evictions/disconnections (help with rental/energy arrears)

  • To obtain and retain their housing (help with rent deposits, energy deposits, energy top ups )

  • To establish a new residence (help with purchase of essential furniture)

  • To move to better accommodation or accommodation in a better location related to education or employment

  • To address health and safety issues (including home repairs)

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  • Current OW client

  • Current ODSP client

  • Cannot exceed $1,500 in a 12 month period

  • Low Income Applicants the Assistance is provided once unless authorized by the Director of Niigaaniin Services

  • Resides on one of the Niigaaniin Service Delivery First Nation Communities

  • Can demonstrate that they do not have and will not have, in the short to medium term, the resources required to, for example, avoid eviction, establish a residence, improve their living circumstances or resolve health and safety needs


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