The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) offers various housing programs and services to residents in our service area. Whether you are a single person, large family, senior or a person with a disability, our focus is to provide quality housing choices and affordability for all.
Our Housing programs and services include:
- Social Housing Programs;
- Affordable Housing Programs;
- Homelessness Prevention Programs in partnership with local and District partners;
- Application processing and wait list management for Rent Geared to Income (RGI) and Special Needs Housing.
Under One Roof: A Housing and Homelessness Plan
The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board approved Under One Roof: A Housing and Homelessness Plan in July, 2014.
Under One Roof is a 10 year strategy that outlines the priorities for the DSSAB to ensure the provision of optimal service while meeting our program responsibilities as identified through the Housing Services Act. Under One Roof: A Housing and Homelessness Plan has been developed through extensive District wide community consultations with a broad range of stakeholders representing the interests of people who are at different stages along the housing continuum. The recommendations in this report are also supported by detailed data analysis of the key factors that impact the supply and demand for housing.
Under One Roof: A Housing and Homelessness Plan is a living document that will be reviewed every two years and updated accordingly as the needs of the community evolve over the next decade.
Under One Roof: A Housing and Homelessness Plan – 2016 Annual Update
TBDSSAB has created an Annual Progress Report in order to show the movement made toward the completion of the recommendations contained within the 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Strategy. The update shows the strong success that the TBDSSAB has had in working with individuals and families in securing affordable housing, and broadening our reach with landlords offering rent supplement units. TBDSSAB has also been successful in engaging community partners in providing support services and assistance to our tenants, including the location of services offered by Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) within our housing properties.
TBDSSAB continues to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of our current programs, and have built-in evaluation components into new initiatives, both internally and with our funded Service Providers.
The following information was presented at the March meeting of the Board of Directors: Homelessness_Presentation_-_TBDSSAB_2017.pdf
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