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RENT SUPPLEMENT PROGRAMS

Programs are available to individuals 16 years or older living in Kenora. Affordable supportive rent housing is provided as long as individuals receive appropriate supports through case management services. Prioritization is determined using the Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool. The two programs are:

Mental Health and Justice Rent Supplements

Available to individuals with mental illness involved with the criminal justice system through mental health court diversion or on release from a provincial correctional facility.

Mental Health and Addictions Rent Supplements
(1150 Unit Regent Supplement Program Phase 2)

Available to individuals with mental illness and/or problematic substance abuse who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

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Program benefits

Adequate, suitable and affordable housing contributes to feelings of increased personal safety, decreased stress, and improved sleep and diet – all major contributors to overall physical and mental well-being, giving individuals the foundation they need to work towards their recovery goals.

As part of the rent supplements program, clients receive:

  • Subsidy for improved housing
  • Case management services
  • Tenant advocacy
  • Home management support and life skills coaching
  • Client-centred, recovery-based services and planning

Landlord benefits

Housing case managers support tenants in maintaining their housing to support their recovery goals. A housing case manager acts as a mediator to form a positive working relationship between the tenant and landlord, and to encourage accountability from tenants. As part of the rent supplements program, landlords receive:

  • Guaranteed rental payment
  • Regular unit inspections by housing case manager
  • Landlord advocacy
  • Regular contact with housing case manager to cultivate positive working relationship
  • Support in the event of emerging tenancy issues

Eligibility

The programs are available to individuals 16 years of age or older who reside in Kenora and whose recovery can be appropriately managed through community-based case management services, with two streams to suit individual needs. Prioritization for accessing the rent supplement program will be determined using the Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool.


Contact Information

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1 (807) 468-1838
227 Second Street South
Kenora, Ontario
P9N-1G1
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