The Rural and Native Housing Program (RNH)

The RNH program is designed to provide affordable housing for rental & homeowner clients through rent-geared-to income rent and mortgage subsidies. The Métis Nation of Ontario provides a full range of property management services to the portfolio of rental properties including:

  • Building inspection
  • Repair, maintenance and capital planning
  • Purchasing and tendering
  • Contract Administration
  • Tenant placement, counselling and tenant relations

Who is Eligible

You may be eligible for this program if:

  • your total household income falls below an established ceiling
  • you do not own property
  • you are prepared to pay 25% of your total household income for rent
  • you are prepared to pay for your own heat and hydro (OAHS  allows for a monthly heat allowance for those that qualify)

Delivery Areas:

Thunder Bay Portfolio: Rural Kenora, Pickle Lake, Red Lake, Rainy River District Rural District of Thunder Bay, Rural District of Dryden

North Bay Portfolio: Callander, Powassan, Rutherglen, Bonfield, Markstay, Hagar, St. Charles, Noelville, Alban, Byng Inlet, Estaire, and Britt.

For more information or an application please contact a Housing Branch Client Services Representative:

Thunder Bay Portfolio

West of Thunder Bay

Rene Ducharme

Toll Free: (800) 891-5882 or (807) 626-9300

East of Thunder Bay

Paul Kytayko

Toll Free: (800) 891-5882 or (807) 626-9300

North Bay/Sudbury Portfolio

Rose Ann Cormier

Toll Free: (800)-891-5882 or (705) 436-5143


Rent Geared to Income Application

Market Rent Application