GTA Aboriginal Housing
• Info Sessions cancelled
until further notice.
• Indigenous Supportive Housing Program (GTA ISHP)
• Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative - Affordable Rental Progran (OPHI-ARP)
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GTA Aboriginal Housing Program Success Stories. Featured Home Ownership and Rental Development projects.
LEE AWARDS 2020
GTA Indigenous High School Bursaries
Thank you for all your applications!
Recipients of the 2020 Lee Awards will be chosen and notified the first week in May by email or phone. Recipients are required to complete the attached form before receiving their awards. (PDF Form)
Unfortunately, the Awards presentation evening scheduled for May 28, 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Message from Miziwe Biik Development Corporation
We are monitoring updates on COVID-19 in Toronto and working towards ensuring safety for clients and the community in our area. If you experience symptoms (fever, chills, dry cough) please contact Telehealth or your local health authority.
Our offices are currently closed due to COVID-19 however we are continuing to provide services, wherever possible, on a remote basis. For homeownership inquires please email Tanya Hilsher at email@example.com, for rental development please email Lorna Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org, for all other inquiries, or to inquire about the Lee Awards please email Linda Martin at email@example.com
We thank you in advance for your patience during this difficult time.
Helpful links for Aboriginal housing and Aboriginal business
The Aboriginal Business Resource Centre offers business development resources and services for Aboriginal entrepreneurs. As well as presenting a number of workshops throughout the year, the Centre organizes the annual Aboriginal Business Day and the Toronto Aboriginal Business Association (TABA) Awards.
GTA Aboriginal Housing Program
The GTA Aboriginal Housing Program began when Miziwe Biik, in partnership with other Aboriginal groups, undertook an extensive consultation process in the GTA to determine how best to utilize funds from a Federal Trust for off-reserve funding. The final report was submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) on June 2, 2008.
MBDC successfully launched and delivered the Off-Reserve Housing Trust Fund AHT-funded Aboriginal Downpayment Loan Program (ADLP) and the Aboriginal Rental Program (ARP), in the GTA from 2009-2011.
Home Ownership Program
The Affordable Home Ownership Program (AHOP) is targeted to Aboriginal people who intend to purchase a home in the GTA as their Principal Residence.
The program provides loans of up to $30,000 to qualifying Canadian Aboriginal people to assist with a downpayment to purchase a home off-reserve in the GTA.
You must attend a Homebuyers Seminar to receive an Application Form
Rental Development Program
The Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario IAH Program, Affordable Rental Program (IAH-ARP) 2011/15 was launched in June 2012.
The IAH-ARP provides financial assistance, in the form of interest-free, forgivable loans to non-profit Aboriginal Service Provider (ASPs) or partnerships between private sector and non-profit ASPs, for the purpose of creating new affordable rental accommodation within the GTA.
The Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) has been extended to 2020 and a portion of this funding is allocated to the Affordable Rental Program (IAH-ARP)
HOME OWNERSHIP SEMINARS
Home Ownership Seminars
In order to receive an application for the Affordable Home Ownership Program (AHOP), you must register for and attend an information seminar.
Seminars are held at Miziwe Biik at 167 Gerrard Street East, Toronto. To register for a seminar or to arrange for a Seminar in your area, please call us at 416-640-4684
Written and spoken services available in French upon request.
Des services parlés et écrits en français sont disponibles sur demande.
Miziwe Biik Development
167 Gerrard Street East
Toronto ON M5A 2E4
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org