Donnelly, Wayne Gates MPP Niagara FAlls – USE the OESP Plan to Handle Registrations for Low Income Families – Idea Girl Canada – Notes Jan 21, 2016
the idea girl says
I have a new idea i’m going to call it the “Low Income Housing Utility Project.”
An earlier email, and idea that I sent to local Fort Erie Ontario Canada Donnelly, and Wayne Gates who is the MPP of Niagara Falls Ontario Canada was that the Government can pay for utilities for low income families. So they only have to take care of their rents. This would reduce our 8 year housing waiting lists drastically in the Niagara Region ONtario Canada.
So I was thinking since OESP is doing a discount on hydro bills for low income families, why not extend it to the WHOLE hydro bill which is registered under the landlord’s name, and then the bill is paid by the government. They can use the computer systems and volunteers and workers that do the INTAKE forms (Like Elliott does at Salvation Army here in Fort Erie Ontario CAnada) and the staff that PROCESS the actual Government (confirming Income Taxes etc..) Employees that do this already.
We have the staff set up, a computer software program that can be easily modified, to keep track of Client Member I’D’s for ODSP ONtario Disability Support Program or OW Ontario Works and CPP Canada Pension Plans, and why not add in the Seniors too because their incomes are low as well.
To have digital forms to sign, I say we re hire some of those postal workers that CAnada Post let go (downsizing) to do IN TAKE Digital Consent Forms that go with the applications, and it’s digitized, so the IN Take Agencies can fill out the forms, attach the Digital Consent Forms and process it a whole lot quicker than 6 to 8 weeks.
We can use the LEAP Program, Utility Payments process (normally they just do disconnections, arrears or completely Disconnected Utilities – Gas & Hydro, but we can expand this program workers to help process the utility bill payments.
I’m interviewing Elliott at Salvation Army to find out what the process is for the LEAP Program, (pays utilities)
STATS, (how many cases does he have per year?) – how much monies are spent on arrears and disconnects in the Niagara Region Ontario Canada?
Leap – help for low income consumers
Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) Program – LEAP
need to bring your ID, Proof of Income, Rental agreement or receipt and your Utility bills to the interview – GAS & Hydro (you are told this in a phone conversation while booking your appointment.