TORONTO RENT BANK PROGRAM
The Toronto Rent Bank Program provides interest-free repayable loans to low-income households facing eviction due to short-term financial difficulties. It is a successful collaboration between NIP and seven partner agencies: Albion Neighbourhood Services, COSTI North York Housing Help, East York Housing Help, The Housing Help Centre, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office-Flemingdon Park Office, Unison Health and Community Services. NIP acts as the Central Administrative agency as well as a local service access centre in this city-wide homelessness prevention program. NIP is responsible for processing all Rent Bank loans and repayments in Toronto, as well as providing local residents in the Downtown area with Rent Bank intake functions and a variety of housing-related services.