Update: OFFICE CLOSED TO PUBLIC due to COVID-19
Effective: Tuesday June 2, 2020
Our office has a closed door policy tentatively until Friday July 3, 2020.
Our staff are still available to assist you by phone or email (contact list below) but our door is closed to the public.
Our DROP BOX will be available Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm for anything that may need to be dropped off.
Ensure your name and address is on the item(s) put in the drop box. We will have envelopes available. Responses will be mailed out within the week.
Native People of Thunder Bay Development Corporation will not be responsible for anything dropped off other than the M-F, 9:00am – 3:00pm hours.
We continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep you updated on our web-site.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during this extraordinary time.
Office Phone: 807-343-9401
Office Website: www.nptbdc.org
Tenant Relations/Placement: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Information available at: www.canada.ca/coronavirus
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Housing Agency Copes With Cuts
Welcome to the Native People of Thunder Bay Development Corporation Housing Program!
The Native People of Thunder Bay Development Corporation was established as a Non-Profit Charitable Housing Corporation in 1973 in order to provide housing and support services to people of Native ancestry in and around Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Celebrating over 40 years, we are pleased to continue our commitment to Native families and Senior Citizens find suitable and affordable housing. Click here to learn more about our organization.
Aims and Objectives
- To promote the economic and social welfare of persons of Native descent;
- To establish, maintain and operate low-income housing;
- To inform the public of the need for low-income housing.
Present Programs and Explanations
Six units were purchased and subsidized by Thunder Bay District Housing Authority. This program is administrated by both the Thunder Bay District Housing Authority and the Native Housing Program. Thunder Bay District Housing submits information about two qualified applicants to the Housing office for selection of a tenant when a unit becomes available under this project. They also establish the tenants' rent which is based on a percentage of their gross monthly income.
Urban Native Housing Program
Persons of native Ancestry routinely face discrimination when searching for rental accommodations in urban centers and many of them end up living in substandard, unsafe dwellings. In response to this discrimination and in acknowledgement of its historic commitment to the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, the Federal Government created the Native component of Section 56.1 and 95 of the National Housing Act (the Urban Native Housing Program), allowing Native non-profit Corporations purchase and construct housing units to provide safe, affordable and decent housing to persons of Native ancestry.
Learn more about the Urban Native Housing Program