Update: February 16, 2022
All categories for Elma’timk [To Go Home] Emergency Housing Support Program have closed as of March 15, 2022 and surpassed funding capacity
The need for this programming under its categories of Emergency Short Term Accommodations, Shelter Diversion and Prevention, and Emergency Housing Repair and Maintenance was evident and thoroughly recorded. The Housing Division under the department of Qalipu First Nation Health and Wellness will continue to seek additional funding for this program and similar related opportunities for our members.
For future Qalipu First Nation programming updates you can visit us at qalipu.ca or follow facebook.com/QalipuFirstNation or facebook.com/groups/QalipuHealthAndWellness. You can additionally stay up to date on Qalipu first nation News by subscribing to our Weekly e-Newsletter here: qalipu.ca/maw-pemitajik-qalipuk
Newfoundland & Labrador EMERGENCY HOUSING LINE. For anyone experiencing homelessness,. please call: 1-833-724-2444. Or visit nlhc.nl.ca/contact/contact-nlhc
Update: January 20, 2022
We would like to notify our members that the category: Home Repair Support, under Elma’timk [To Go Home] Emergency Housing Support Program, has surpassed it’s funding capacity. All documents for this category [Home Repair Support], are required to be submitted by end of day, Monday, January 24, 2022 via the online application process or post-dated mail.
The remaining program categories: Short Term Accommodations and Shelter Division and Prevention will remain open. An update will be provided when funding diminishes for each remaining category.
Elma’timk: To Go Home Qalipu Emergency Housing Support Program aims to help prevent and reduce homelessness among our members. Existing support(s) include:
- Emergency Short Term Accommodations – Provide hotel arrangements for a maximum of 5 nights.
- Shelter Diversion and Prevention – Provide housing/rental startup assistance such as first month’s rent and/or last month’s and/or damage deposit and/or utilities assistance up to $1,000 per application.
- Emergency Housing Repair and Maintenance – Provide financial assistance (at a maximum of $3,000 per individual/couple or at a maximum of $5,000 for families of 3 or more per household) to existing homeowners in need of emergency repairs and maintenance.
“Indigenous homelessness refers to Indigenous Peoples who are in the state of having no home due to colonization, trauma and/or whose social, cultural, economic, and political conditions place them in poverty. Having no home includes: those who alternate between shelter and unsheltered, living on the street, couch surfing, using emergency shelters, living in unaffordable, inadequate, substandard and unsafe accommodations or living without the security of tenure; anyone regardless of age, released from facilities (such as hospitals, mental health and addiction treatment centers, prisons, transition houses), fleeing unsafe homes as a result of abuse in all its definitions, and any youth transitioning from all forms of care”
– Reaching Home Indigenous NL
- Applicant must be a registered member of Qalipu First Nation.
- Applicant and/or Co-Applicant are required to be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Applicant is required to provide proof of combined annual income and if necessary, proof of home ownership depending on the type of support that is being requested.
- Applicant must identify as an individual who is currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
- Based on submission or required documents.
Please note: If housing ownership is in the name of a non-member spouse or partner (co-applicant), you may still submit your application with that document; however, it will be necessary to provide further documentation to support that you are a resident of the same household.
- Qalipu application collection will be processed based on submission date and will be processed until funds have been exhausted. All applications will be reviewed and assessed as they are submitted, based on need and in reference to the definition of indigenous homelessness as outlined by Reaching Homes Indigenous NL.
- Applications can be submitted online (qalipu.ca) or by submitting a paper copy by mail or email: email@example.com.
- Limit of one application per household. Duplicate applications will not be reviewed. In the event duplicate applications are received, QFN will consider the first application received as the valid submission.
- All applications require name, accurate mailing address/street address (if different from mailing address), Band registration #, phone number and/or email address, and supporting documentation such as proof of home ownership and proof of combined annual income based on what support services are being requested.
- If you have any questions or require support regarding your application, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Click here for the mail in application form: Emergency Support Application
Mail or drop off your completed application along with supporting documents to:
Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band
3 Church Street
Corner Brook, NL A2H 2Z4
OR E-mail your completed application and supporting documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR by completing the online application form below