The CHPI Program has two program outcomes:
- People who are homeless obtain and retain housing
- People at risk of homelessness remain housed
CHPI funds will be used to assist people who have low income with housing stability.
- The CHPI fund will be administered through the Centre de Santé Communautaire du Grand Sudbury office for persons with low-income who are not in receipt of social assistance.
****If you are in receipt of social assistance, either Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits, please contact your caseworker to apply for CHPI benefits. ***
The CHPI fund may be used for:
- Paying rental arrears for a person who is facing eviction; or
- Paying utility arrears for persons who are facing disconnection of utilities; or
- Paying a utility connection fee for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; or
- Providing a last month’s rent deposit for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
A person who is homeless may include a person who stays at an emergency shelter, who stays on the street or in their car, who is couch surfing with friends or family.
A person at risk of homelessness includes a person facing eviction or disconnection of utilities, or living in unsafe or unaffordable accommodations.
The amount of CHPI assistance available for eligible persons is as follows: