Your annual gross income must be less than the maximum income limits to be eligible for both programs (see our "Apply" page for the maximum income limits). The applicant(s) must pass a criminal background check, provide complete, truthful information on the application with required documentation, cannot owe debts to other subsidized housing (without a current repay agreement established), in addition to other criteria.
You will need to fill out an application for the program you are interested in. The waiting lists are based on eligibility, the date of your application, and the number of preference points you have. You will be assigned a bedroom size based upon the ages and sex of the household members on your application.
An applicant will be assigned preference points based upon the preferences you claim on the application. You will be responsible for providing proof that you qualify for preference points. The type of proof may include, but not limited to, social service or local government agencies, DD214, reunification documentation, DV and homeless verification.
This is a difficult question to answer because your place on the waiting list will depend on your need for housing and the needs of everyone else on the list. Applicants with higher preference points could advance ahead of you on the list.
There is no accurate way to predict the length of time an applicant will have to stay on the waiting list. The number of preferences points, the date of when the application was submitted, family size, the number of vacancies, and when a unit suitable for your family becomes available will all determine how long it will take.
Before the Sault Housing Commission can assist you with the rent where you currently live, you must have a Section 8 Voucher. This may be obtained upon eligibility for the Section 8 Program and waiting for your name to come to the top of the list.
No. If you are in need of emergency homeless services, you may contact the Community Action Agency at (906) 632-3363. For emergencies during non-business hours, dial 911.
Yes. We allow (2) approved animals per unit. Residents must have written approval from the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission before moving an animal into the unit. There is a $100 one-time, non-refundable fee and monthly fee per animal.
We accept a Cashier's Check, Money Order, or Personal Check. We do not accept cash, direct deposits, or credit/debit cards.