Tenancy is determined by the Tenant Selection Committee, which is comprised of Members of Can-Am Urban Native Homes. The Committee meets as required to review and select applications for tenancy.
Once a tenant is eligible, an appropriate unit selected, a Lease Agreement signed, and an occupancy date set, the Tenant Liaison will arrange a move in inspection. This inspection will include:
Electrical, heating and plumbing shut offs in the building; A review of common area regulations (if there is more than one unit); and go over a copy of the Tenant Handbook, which outlines the responsibilities of both Can-Am and the tenant. The tenant is expected to read and become familiar with the contents of the Handbook.
At this point the tenant will be provided a set of keys to the unit and will officially become a Can-Am Homes tenant.
In the same manner as other property management corporations Can-Am Homes depends on its rental revenue to maintain its housing at acceptable standards. Therefore it is essential that all tenants respect their obligations to pay the rent on time. Rents payments are due on the first day of every month. Failure to pay your rent in a timely fashion will lead to eviction.
To help you adjust to your new home and community, Can-Am Homes Tenant Liaison is available to assist and direct you to local services, other Aboriginal service providers, information on the residential Tenancy Act, or other points of interest that may be of use to you in your surroundings. The Tenant Liaison can also assist you with debt counseling.
To apply for housing with Can-Am Urban Native Homes, please download, print and fill in the application form - dowload link below:Housing Application
Should you experience any difficulties or have any questions, please our office. Our staff will be pleased to assist you.
Once completed, please mail or hand-deliver to:Can-Am Urban Native Homes
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Biimskiinodin will assist families in moving from homelessness to permanent housing. With a wide array of support services from our community partners, we seek to also assist families in maintaining a home.
Aboriginal families that fall into one of the following situations can be considered for transitional housing in Biimskiinodin:
Un-Housed: Families with no access to traditional or permanent housing. This includes families in temporary shelter programs, those with no housing at all and those undergoing eviction.
Sub-Housed: Families living in unsafe, unsanitary or inadequate housing such as a unit with no heat, water, bathroom or kitchen facilities, utilities or any combination of these
Under-housed: Families living in conditions of severe overcrowding: houses, apartments, etc. too small for the family size or more than one family occupying the same unit.
Once placed at the Transitional Home families may stay at the residence for approximately six months until permanent accommodation is secured. Stays beyond that must be approved on a case by case basis.Biimskiinodin Application
We converted this Queen Anne century Heritage Home to 3-2 bedroom apartments. The main floor apartment is fully accessible.
In addition to housing, we attempt to better the standard of living for Native people in the Windsor area. We provide opportunities to address the well-being and safety of the tenants and the community at large.
We collaborate with local agencies to host events (i.e. Aboriginal Day), cultural workshops, we support the native community accessing Ontario Aboriginal Housing programs, we provide training opportunities, newsletters, gardening, budgeting and Home Ownership guidance, support and advocacy for tenants.
Please contact Elayne Isaacs for more information.