BUILDING

1. Size of apartments – 1 bedroom 620 square feet – 2 bedroom 789 square feet 2. How many units? 68 in total; 36 2-bedroom units; 32 1 bedroom units – of the total units 21 are barrier-free meaning lower counters etc. 3. Storage facilities for personal belongings apart from in-unit storage? No but each unit has a den which can be used for storage if the tenant chooses 4. Are there barrier-free apartments? Yes – 21 but all the units have tub and toilet bars installed and are blocked for additional bars if needed 5. Heating system? Forced air natural gas heating and air conditioning – units controlled individually 6. Maintenance person? Yes, part-time 7. Garbage services? Yes including recycling 8. Can I paint my unit? No – standard paint colours throughout building 9. Are there assigned parking spots? – Yes each unit will have a spot assigned. Parking is included in the rent. Ample visitors parking also available. 10. Do I get a discount on my rent if I don’t have a car? No – spot available for your visitors 11. Occupancy date? Approximately January 2021 12. Can there be more than 2 people living in the apartment? In a 2-bedroom unit there could be 1 extra person provided that person meets the age requirement or is considered to be special priority as per the Age Restriction Policy.

AMENITIES

1. What is provided in the apartments? Appliances – fridge, stove, microwave, washer, dryer - 2 bedroom units have a dishwasher – tenant provides furniture, curtains etc. In addition, there is a large common room with kitchen facilities. This can be booked by tenants for family events etc. As well, there is a Guest Suite that can be rented for overnight visitors. 2. Laundry facilities? Washer and dryer in each unit, included in the rent 3. Are pets allowed? Yes, 1 small dog or 1 cat as per Pet Policy – no reptiles etc. – vet certified annually

FINANCIAL

1. Rental rates 1 bedroom affordable $770 per month 1 bedroom market $1,420 per month 2 bedroom affordable $870 per month 2 bedroom market $1,640 per month All rental rates include utilities and parking and laundry (in unit) 2. Do I have to pay a deposit in advance? Yes, an amount equal to one month’s rent; considered last month’s rent upon move-in 3. Will there be Rent-Geared-to-Income units? No – RGI means that rents vary by individual based on the household income; Affordable Housing uses a rate set by CMHC – these rents do not vary based on income 4. Payment format? Post-dated cheques, no cash – Pre-Authorized Debit may be available – rent is due on or before 1st day of every month 5. Is there a Wait List? Yes, there will be separate Wait Lists for Market units and Affordable units (subdivided into 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units) 6. Is there an income limit for the affordable housing units? Yes, an annual income review is required - $37,000 for a single or $43,500 for a couple. 7. What is the application process? Complete an application form for either market or Affordable unit based on income. If a unit is available you will be asked to include with your application a cheque equivalent to one month’s rent. Manager completes a credit check and if applicant clears credit check and a unit is available the Manager will offer a unit, at which time applicant will have 2 business days to accept or decline. At this time the Applicant can decline 3 times without being moved to the bottom of the list and before name is removed from wait list. If a unit is not available the Manager will place the applicant on the appropriate wait list as of the date the application was received.

TEMISKAMING SHORES SENIORS’

HOUSING CORPORATION

Dymond Court

310 Grant Drive

Seniors’ Affordable Housing Initiative

Frequently Asked Questions
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TEMISKAMING SHORES SENIORS’

HOUSING CORPORATION

Dymond Court

310 Grant Drive

Seniors’ Affordable Housing Initiative

Frequently Asked Questions

BUILDING

1. Size of apartments – 1 bedroom 620 square feet – 2 bedroom 789 square feet 2. How many units? 68 in total; 36 2-bedroom units; 32 1 bedroom units – of the total units 21 are barrier-free meaning lower counters etc. 3. Storage facilities for personal belongings apart from in-unit storage? No but each unit has a den which can be used for storage if the tenant chooses 4. Are there barrier-free apartments? Yes – 21 but all the units have tub and toilet bars installed and are blocked for additional bars if needed 5. Heating system? Forced air natural gas heating and air conditioning – units controlled individually 6. Maintenance person? Yes, part-time 7. Garbage services? Yes including recycling 8. Can I paint my unit? No – standard paint colours throughout building 9. Are there assigned parking spots? – Yes each unit will have a spot assigned. Parking is included in the rent. Ample visitors parking also available. 10. Do I get a discount on my rent if I don’t have a car? No – spot available for your visitors 11. Occupancy date? Approximately January 2021 12. Can there be more than 2 people living in the apartment? In a 2-bedroom unit there could be 1 extra person provided that person meets the age requirement or is considered to be special priority as per the Age Restriction Policy.

AMENITIES

1. What is provided in the apartments? Appliances – fridge, stove, microwave, washer, dryer - 2 bedroom units have a dishwasher – tenant provides furniture, curtains etc. In addition, there is a large common room with kitchen facilities. This can be booked by tenants for family events etc. As well, there is a Guest Suite that can be rented for overnight visitors. 2. Laundry facilities? Washer and dryer in each unit, included in the rent 3. Are pets allowed? Yes, 1 small dog or 1 cat as per Pet Policy – no reptiles etc. – vet certified annually

FINANCIAL

1. Rental rates 1 bedroom affordable $770 per month 1 bedroom market $1,420 per month 2 bedroom affordable $870 per month 2 bedroom market $1,640 per month All rental rates include utilities and parking and laundry (in unit) 2. Do I have to pay a deposit in advance? Yes, an amount equal to one month’s rent; considered last month’s rent upon move-in 3. Will there be Rent-Geared-to-Income units? No – RGI means that rents vary by individual based on the household income; Affordable Housing uses a rate set by CMHC – these rents do not vary based on income 4. Payment format? Post-dated cheques, no cash – Pre- Authorized Debit may be available – rent is due on or before 1st day of every month 5. Is there a Wait List? Yes, there will be separate Wait Lists for Market units and Affordable units (subdivided into 1-bedroom and 2- bedroom units) 6. Is there an income limit for the affordable housing units? Yes, an annual income review is required - $37,000 for a single or $43,500 for a couple. 7. What is the application process? Complete an application form for either market or Affordable unit based on income. If a unit is available you will be asked to include with your application a cheque equivalent to one month’s rent. Manager completes a credit check and if applicant clears credit check and a unit is available the Manager will offer a unit, at which time applicant will have 2 business days to accept or decline. At this time the Applicant can decline 3 times without being moved to the bottom of the list and before name is removed from wait list. If a unit is not available the Manager will place the applicant on the appropriate wait list as of the date the application was received.