Company Mandate and History
Based in downtown Sudbury, Native People of Sudbury
Development Corporation (NPSDC) was incorporated in 1975 with the mandate
to provide social and economic welfare to persons of Native ancestry by
providing safe, good quality, low cost housing.
The non-profit charitable organization is governed by
an active seven member volunteer Board of Directors. The Native People of
Sudbury Development Corporation office is managed by an Executive Director
who supervises a staff of three employees.
Between 1975 and 1983 the corporation had purchased and
was managing eleven homes in Sudbury under Section 15.1 of the National
Housing Act. During the following ten years the corporation purchased and
built homes under the Urban Native Housing program
subsidized by the federal government
by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. This resulted in a total
portfolio of 106 housing units, eleven of which are located in the town of
Espanola, Ontario. The corporation's assets are estimated to be worth in
excess of 7.4 million dollars.
Housing and Rents
People of Sudbury Development Corporation's portfolio is comprised
mainly of scattered detached, semi-detached, and duplex housing
units. The corporation does, however, own and operate a bungalow
style six-unit Elder's building, three townhouse developments and
two apartment blocks with stacked units.
Tenant rent is based on income and includes a fridge,
stove, water, and heat. Domestic hydro used for cooking power and lights
is an additional charge. Tenants are required to provide evidence of their
incomes in order to qualify for the geared-to-income rents offered by the
In addition to the geared-to-income rents, the
corporation offers a tenant liaison service. The Native Tenant Liaison
Officer assists tenants to obtain community services, makes referrals
whenever required, provides liaison between the Native People of Sudbury
Development Corporation office and tenants, and publishes a quarterly
newsletter. Tenants are encouraged to contact the Native People of Sudbury
Development Corporation for assistance or direction whenever the need
Maintenance of Native People
of Sudbury Development
homes is an important priority. The Maintenance Supervisor ensures
that emergency, routine, and preventative repairs are completed
in a timely manner.
Applications for housing are
usually submitted to the Office Assistant, who
is also available to answer any general questions about the corporation.
Applications may be obtained by visiting the Native People of Sudbury
Development Corporation, by telephoning during office hours, which are
from 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive, or by using the
available on this website.
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