Creating Safe And Secure Housing For The Community
The Líl̓wat Nation’s Housing Department manages 170 on-reserve homes. The department’s top priority is to work with the Housing Board to get people into safe and secure housing.
Additionally, the department manages rental agreements and provides tenants (and sometimes homeowners) with home insurance. Líl̓wat Nation citizens can also arrange home repairs through the Housing Department. The Housing Department networks and interacts with the Public Works and Infrastructure Department. As part of its work, the Housing Department also manages and oversees funding, grant applications, and rental agreements. The department also addresses tenant complaints.
Housing Rental Services
The Housing Department offers two different types of rentals: CMHC housing and nation-owned housing. The department also offers support services for people living in rental housing.
CMHC s.95 Social Housing
CHMC s.95 housing refers to homes built under a Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation program that assists in the construction, purchase and rehabilitation, and administration of suitable, adequate and affordable rental housing on reserve.
Individual Loan S.10 Housing
Individual Loan S.10 Housing refers to applicants borrowing to build, buy or renovate a home through a bank or lender program.
Band Housing Rentals
Band housing rentals refers to homes that are owned by the band.
Home Insurance Support
The Housing Department can assist with home insurance costs for tenants. In some instances, this program may be extended to homeowners.
Property Maintenance Services
The property maintenance services listed below are provided free of charge to people renting their homes. The specific responsibilities of tenants and Líl̓wat Nation are outlined in the document, Roles and Responsibilities for Housing Maintenance and Repair.
- Major and minor repairs
- Hot water tank replacement
- Major appliance replacement
All of the above services are also available to property owners for a fee.
To view/download Roles and Responsibilities for Housing Maintenance and Repair click here.
The Housing Department accepts and supports community members’ housing applications, maintains a housing list and works with the Capital Projects Department to apply for CMHC funding for new housing.
To view /download the Líl̓wat Nation Housing Application, please click here.
To view/download the Líl̓wat Nation Housing Policy, please click here.
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