Batchewana

Housing

Home Weatherization Program

 

Attention all band members living on reserve that are Union Gas customers.

Union Gas has a weatherization program that you can apply for that will save you money on your gas bill every year, will not cost you a cent and they will install insulation in your basement, crawl space, walls and attic based on the needs of the home.

 

Everyone will receive The Energy Savings Kit includes:

  • Water saving showerheads, kitchen and bathroom aerators and foam pipe wrap.
  • Programmable thermostat installed by a certified gas fitter.
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector installed, as well as a Smoke Detector.

 

*Energy Savings Kit will be provided to anyone in the community who would like one regardless if they want to participate in the program.

 

Any Questions or for help with the Application please contact

 

Lisa McCormick

Tenant Liaison

(705) 759-0914 Ext 254

 

 

 

 

Housing Information Session

 

Community meeting with Staff to answer any/all questions.

 

Some topics that will be covered include:

  • New Housing Authority Board
  • All housing programs
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Roles and Responsibilities

 

All applications will be available for all housing programs. All community members are welcome!

 

*Refreshments and light snacks available.

*Door Prize of $500.00 to be drawn at last community session.

 

Goulais (Annex) : June 13th @ 6:00pm

Batchewana (Obadjiwon Centre): June 14th @ 6:00pm

Rankin Reserve ( Rankin Arena Upstairs) : June 15th @ 6:00pm

 

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HOUSING APPLICATION

                                                                                               

 

The following steps must be completed before an application is considered for the Batchewana First Nation Rent to Own Program.

 

Applicants will be selected and scored based on criteria which considers family structure, affordability, current living conditions and eligibility.

 

 

THESE FOUR STEPS MUST BE DONE:

 

 

 

 

  1. The application must be completed in ink and printed clearly with supporting documentation (proof of income, references, etc.)

 

 

  1. Applications must be filled out completely.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for Housing or waiting list.

 

  1. All of the information provided on the application must be true.  A false statement will void the application, and it will not be considered.

 

  1. All information must be kept current.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the Housing Department for any changes in contact number or address.  If we cannot contact you, we will go with the next person on the list.

 

 

WHEN ALL OF THE ABOVE ITEMS ARE COMPLETED, drop off application at the office and it will be reviewed by the Housing Staff.

 

 

LAST STEP FOR THE APPLICANT!

Come into the office or mail in the renewal form to update your application annually.  If you choose not to do this then your application will be deemed inactive.  It is your responsibility to reapply each year before the anniversary of your original application date.

 

 

 

 

 

ALL INFORMATION PROVIDE WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL AND

USED FOR THE PURPOSE DESCRIBED HEREIN.

 

 

RENT TO OWN HOUSING PROGRAM APPLICATION

 

INFORMATION ON APPLICANT

 

Applicant:

 

Last Name:                                                           First Name: ____________________________          

 

Co-Applicant    

 

Last Name:                                                           First Name: ____________________________          

                       

 

Address:  __________________________________________________________________                                                                    

 

City/Town/Reserve:                                                                 Postal Code:________________                                  

 

Telephone:   Home:                                                            Work:  __________________________                                                       

 

Date of Birth:_____________________________                                                        

 

Sex: Male        Female               Marital Status: Widow/er       Common-Law         Married __      

 

Status Indian:                                    Band #:                                Band Name:    ____________________                                           

 

 

 

NAME OF PERSON TO CONTACT IN YOUR ABSENCE

 

Name:    ____________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                     

 

Friend: (    )                                                      Relative: (     )   _______________________                                          

                       

 

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY APPLICANT AND CO-APPLICANT

 

Name of present employer/Source of Income:  _____________________________________                                                                           

 

Address: ___________________________        City/Town/Reserve:    __________________                                               

 

Telephone Number:  __________________       Occupation:    ________________________                                              

 

Other Income:   ______________________       Total Monthly Income : _________________                                       

 

Verification of Income Required (T4’s, Pay Stub, Education Assistance, Child Tax, Pension, Ontario Disability, WCB, letter from Social Assistance) attached: Yes_____  No____

 

 

 

 

PERSONS WHO WILL RESIDE FULL TIME IN THE UNIT

Last Name

First Name

D.O.B.

M/D/Y

Sex

M/F

Relationship

grandma/son ie.

BFN Band #

Other ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do all members of family currently reside in present accommodations?  Yes_____ No_____           

If no, please list address and reason for separation:                                                                      

 

                                                                                                                                                   

 

PRESENT ACCOMMODATION OF FAMILY

 

How long have you lived in your present accommodations?                                                        

 

Do you: Own  ☐ or Rent  ☐

 

Present Landlord’s Name:       ______________________________________________                                                                                                    

 

Present Landlord’s Address:   ______________________________________________                                                                                                     

 

Present Landlord’s Telephone Number:  ______________________________________                                                                                    

 

Monthly rent/mortgage paid at current address: _______________

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF PREVIOUS ADDRESSES FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS

 

ADDRESS                                    MOVED IN                                                MOVED OUT

 

                                                     Month                Year                             Month             Year             

 

                                                     Month                Year                             Month             Year             

 

                                                     Month                Year                             Month             Year             

 

New Housing Requests - Indicate Preferred Location:

Rankin Reserve 15D  ☐                          Goulais Bay Reserve  ☐                         Batchawana Bay ☐

 

 

Current Living Conditions Pose a: (Must provide documentation from authority or inspector)

 

Health & Safety Issues: ________________________________________________________

 

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Temporary Housing Situation: ____________________________________________________

 

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Overcrowding Situation: _________________________________________________________

 

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List of References: (1) non-family member (required)

 

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The Undersigned certifies the information contained in this application to be true and consents to the obtaining of credit and/or personal information as may be required at any time in connection with this application and to the disclosure of any credit information concerning the undersigned to any credit reporting agency or to any person with whom the undersigned has or proposes to have financial relations.

 

IF MY APPLICATION IS ACCEPTED AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED PROVES TO BE FALSE, I UNDERSTAND THAT ANY AND ALL APPROVALS SURROUNDING THIS APPLICATION WILL BE SURRENDERED AND MY APPLICATION WILL BE DENIED.

 

Signature of Applicant: _______________________________________________________

 

Signature of Co-Applicant: _______________________________________________________

 

 

Signature of Witness:   ________________________________________________________

 

Dated at _______________________, Ontario, this __________day of _________, 20_______.

 

 

Note:            All information given in this application will be held in strict confidence and will be used only for the purposes for which it was given.

 

 

Office Use Only:

Received by ___________________________________ Dated _______________________

 

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Attention Home Owners and Tenants of Batchewana First Nation

Due to the Heavy Rain Fall warning issued, the Housing Department is asking that you:


1. Make sure your sump pump is plugged in and operational
2. The sump pit is free of debris ie. Toys, clothing
3. Be sure to check the sump pump and pit regularly to ensure water is leaving the home
In case of emergency call Lisa McCormick at (705) 255-1870

 

For any EMERGENCIES after hours please contact: 
Lisa McCormick 705-255-1870, Trudy Boyer 705-206-8114

 

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Chief and Council are advising any members with mortgage, loans, and rent to pay on or before the first of each month. Those who neglect to follow their agreements/contracts will be subject to Eviction.
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If you need to meet with any Housing staff, requests will be by appointment only, due to overwhelming work load and tenant issues no walk in’s will be accepted. Please allow 3 business days for a response for any work that needs to be done to your unit.  Contractors cannot always guarantee that work can be done that same day. 
If your rent/mortgage/loan payments are paid directly to the Housing Department, housing will hold your receipt for 30 days.  It is your responsibility to pick up your receipt.  We will no longer keep tenants receipts on file in office.  Receipts will be available for pick up at the end of every month.  They will not be mailed out.

Maintenance Update for CMHC houses:  Any replacement or repairs for your home will be subject to your Rent-to-Own agreement.  If you require a copy of your agreement please contact the housing department.



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ATTENTION

To Membership of Batchewana First Nation who:

Rents a BFN Property/Apartment or House
RRCS Properties
Elders Complex
Pays their mortgage through BFN rent to own program
Whose Mortgage is guaranteed by BFN membership

Chief and Council are working hard along with the Housing Department

to ensure that all rents and mortgages are paid on time and in full.

In April of 2011 Chief and Council implemented a new housing policy including

a change in the collections of arrears.

When you do not pay your rent or mortgage, it impacts the entire membership as

the entire membership must cover the cost of your arrears. This is not fair to other

members who do pay their rents and mortgages and the new housing policy will

ensure that delinquent accounts are either paid in full or eviction processes will occur.

It is your responsibility to pay your rent/mortgage.

Many Band Members are waiting for housing and apartments and it is not fair to make

them wait if you are not paying your share.

are behind in your rent or mortgage.

Meegwetch.

The duties of the Housing Department are to administrate and financially manage

all the housing programs, secure funding, submit reports to the appropriate people,

assist Band Members, Homeowners and Tenants with their requests and/or concerns,

work with contractors, work with CMHC, INAC, North Shore Tribal Council, financial

institution representatives and other programs within the Batchewana First Nation office

Trudy Boyer, Housing Director

Dee-Anna Hewson, Housing Assistant

Lisa McCormick, Tenant Liaison

Ken Boyer, Construction Project Manager

The Housing Department oversees and manages the following Housing Programs:

Rankin Reserve Community Services Rental Housing Program, Royal Bank Mortgage Program,

Batchewana First Nation Turn Key Program, CMHC Section 95 Program, Renovation Program

, RRAP and HASI.

Rankin Reserve Community Services Rental Units (RRCS) - This is a non-profit corporation

receiving financial assistance from the government of Canada (CMHC). This program consists

of 54 rental units, which consist of one and two bedroom apartments and three-bedroom single dwellings.

Batchewana First Nation Turn Key Program - Previously, the Batchewana First Nation

constructed 39 homes with limited input from the homeowners. The homeowner pays the

mortgage to the BFN office until the mortgage is paid in full, at which time the BFN will issue t

he homeowner a Certificate of Possession.

Royal Bank Mortgage Program - A BFN members will get a letter of verification from the Housing

Department to attend the Royal Bank to apply for a mortgage. If the Band Member meets the bank

criteria the BFN Chief and Council will guarantee the mortgage and the Band Member constructs

their own home. To date, we have had 16 BFN members successfully follow through with this program.

Renovation Program - BFN members living on the Reserve may apply for a renovation loan up to

$20,000 to renovate their home. This loan plus interest is amortized over a maximum period of five

years. The applicant must meet the BFN criteria and be approved by the CAO, then the borrower

must transfer the Certificate of Possession to the BFN until the loan is paid in full. At that time the

CP will be issued back to the Band Member.

CMHC Section 95 Program (non profit) - This is the new Rent-To-Own Program that is funded

through the CMHC. Last year we constructed 18 homes and are in the process of constructing 26

homes this year. Once the mortgage is paid in full, a CP will be issued to the home owner.

Elders' Complex - The Elders' Complex consists of a total of 10 units, 6 one-bedrooms

and 4 two-bedrooms.

Applications for RRCS Rentals, Rent to Own, Renovations and Elders Complex can be picked

up and returned to the Front Desk at the Batchewana First Nation Office.

Also, we do make applications to the CMHC for other funding programs such as RRAP, HASI.

 

If Batchewana First Nation members are interested in any of

the above Housing Programs,

please contact  Dee-Anna, or Lisa at 759-0914 ext. 229 or ext. 228