UPDATE: April 6, 2020
Emergency COVID-19 Housing Rent Subsidy
Métis Capital Housing Corporation, (MCHC) and the MNA recognize that citizens have been deeply impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While some major lending institutions are providing mortgage payment holidays for those impacted by COVID-19, currently there are no such relief plans for Métis Nation citizens who are renting.
This program, offered in partnership between the MNA and MCHC, offers rental relief payments of $1000 per month for three months to provide financial relief to Métis Nation renters who are directly impacted by this pandemic. This program will be administered until funds are no longer available, and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Purpose: To bridge a gap and aid MNA citizens who are renting and who have been directly impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Goal: To alleviate burden associated with rent until the Federal Emergency Payment is provided (expected April/May).
Please forward any questions regarding the Emergency Rent Subsidy application process to email@example.com or call 1-877-458-8684 during office hours.
PLEASE READ THE BACKGROUNDER & ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA DOCUMENTS HERE:
THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL SUBSIDY APPLICATION FORM:
For other emergency supports being offered at this time, please visit the MNA website: http://www.albertametis.com
UPDATE: March 17, 2020
Our Nihgi Seniors Lodge is fully operational but is now closed to tours and visitors. If you have an elder/senior(s) at the Lodge, you have already been contacted with access details.
If you have any further questions regarding Nihgi Seniors Lodge, please call 780-471-2443 or 1-877-458-8684.
Our Head Office in Edmonton as well as all other offices will not be open to visitors. We are also limiting visitor access to Edmonton’s Renaissance Tower and Calgary’s Ephram Bouvier Manor to "vital support" visitors.
A letter has been sent to all our tenants detailing a few minor changes but, other than this, it is business as usual.
The Management & Staff of Métis Housing
March 13, 2020
Official Statement from Métis Housing regarding COVID-19
As we continue to serve our families and tenants across the province of Alberta we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure those tenants, families and our staff are not put at additional risk.
As an organisation, we have implemented some changes to our programs and services to ensure opportunities for risk of exposure is lessened. We have suspended quarterly home visits and our maintenance department is only addressing emergency maintenance calls until further notice.
Although the current risk level for Alberta is low, we are doing everything we can to continue the containment and mitigation of risk. Our housing offices and all other services continue to operate normally and without interruption. We are implementing our corporate pandemic plan and have a dedicated internal team regularly monitoring developments and responding to issues. The situation is fluid and we are prepared to make any necessary changes to maintain the safety of staff and tenants accordingly.
We encourage all Albertans to diligently follow precautionary measures outlined by Alberta Health Services as we all need to play a role in mitigating the spread of this coronavirus. We will continue to provide regular updates by mail, email, phone, website and our various social media platforms. Please contact us for any questions or concerns you may have at 1-877-458-8684 or visit our website: www.metishousing.ca
As circumstances evolve, please know that all of us here at Métis Housing are doing everything we can to manage and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with the safety of our tenants, employees and our communities as our core priority.
The Management & Staff of Métis Housing
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