Housing in Chimnissing
Statement of Purpose
It is the intention of the Council and the Housing Committee to accommodate the housing needs of our members, in accordance with the Beausoleil Housing Policy and subject to the availability of accommodations and funds.
Council's mandate is to ensure First Nation members and Employees have equal access to, affordable housing and to establish criteria that all the members must follow:
It is the Beausoleil Housing Committee's main objective to ensure First Nation members and Employees be provided with fair, consistent housing services with equal opportunity through the implementation of the Beausoleil Housing Policy.
The Council retains final approval on all matters pertaining to the Housing Program. Click the below links for more information.
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The goal and objective of the department is to preserve and protect the assets of the community by providing services necessary for the administrative, financial, technical and maintenance of First Nation owned homes and programs.
- Property Management of Residential and Public Buildings
- Rental and Mortgage Administration
- Maintenance and Repairs
- Planning, development and implementation of Community Housing Programs including New Construction and Renos
- Budgets and Cash Flows
- Operating Expenses Controls
- Annual Housing Work Plans
- Report and Specification Writing
- Contract Administration
- Beausoleil Rental Units
- Mortgage Administration
- Minor Capital Renovations
- CMHC Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program
- CMHC On-Reserve Rental Housing Program - Section 95 N.H.A
Housing Manager - Amanda Mixemong
Amanda assumed responsibility of Housing Manager in January 2009 but has worked in the Housing Department since 2001. Amanda has successfully completed Part 1 of a lengthy 4 Part Course called, Property & Building Administration, through the Institute of Housing Management.
As the Housing Manager, Amanda is responsible for the overall operation of the Beausoleil First Nation Housing Department. Amanda reports and works under the Chief and Council and also reports Bi monthly to the Band Administrator; upon request. The housing Manager is directly accountable to Chief and Council and reports to them on all housing issues.
Some of the Housing Managers duties and responsibilities include; Preliminary Assessments, reviewing and examine blueprints, planning and developing an annual budget required for new construction, repairs, renovations and maintenance, authorize and maintain control on purchase/work orders and maintain effective liaison and co-ordination with retained services both on and off reserve.
The main goal of the Housing Manager is to ensure the members of Beausoleil First Nation are provided with expert advice and support in the area of Housing Construction/ Renovations, as well as to provide high quality affordable housing.
Housing Manager Assistant- Marcella Sunday ext 243
Marcella has been employed with the Housing Department since July 2009 but has had experience in the Housing Department before on a one year contract in 2004. Marcella brings with her a wide range of experience as well as previous job specific training through BMC File Management Inc.
Marcella is responsible for the overall daily operation of the Housing office, also to advise and assist the Housing Manager when requested to ensure the successful implementation of the Housing Programs. The Housing Manager Assistant is required to communicate with all Beausoliel First Nation Members to ensure members are informed of the required and availability of the Housing Program.
The Housing Manager Assistant reports directly to the Housing Manager. Part of her duties and responsibilities are preparing tender posting/forms, vacant unit postings, issue works orders, pay vouchers, purchase orders for prior approval from the Housing Manager. She also maintains all Tenant/ Homeowner, rental and maintenance files, receives all rent and mortgage payments from Social Services, payroll deductions and cash payments then enters the information into Housing Ledgers.
Marcella also provides assistance to the Housing Manager to ensure that all rents and housing revenue is accurately recorded and deposited upon the date of collections. Marcella may at times be seen on site assisting the Maintenance Coordinator/Site Supervisor; she also assists with the ordering and coordinating supply deliveries. Marcella maintains an effective liaison with all our service providers both on and off reserve. These are just a few of the duties/responsibilities apart of her job description.
The Housing Department may be exposed to confidential issues in their dealings and will maintain such confidentiality.
Maintenance Coordinator/Site Supervisor- Craig Monague ext 255
Craig has been employed with the Housing Department since 2003 and brings with him many years of experience in the construction and renovation field. Craig is a licensed/ R 2000 Carpenter, who is consistently upgrading his skills, in the Construction/Renovation Field. As the Maintenance Coordinator/ Site Supervisor, Craig reports directly to the Housing Manager
Craig is responsible for a wide range of duties which include; responding to tenant/homeowner inquires, general inspections, locking/securing vacant units, reviewing and examines blueprints. He is also responsible for contacting our contractors both on and off reserve and coordinating the delivery of all our supplies.
Craig is on call to all various projects/job sites throughout the community. Some of his administrative duties are requesting and reviewing quotes for all materials, responding to emails, telephone inquiries and messages, purchase orders and faxing, scheduling all inspections regarding construction, renovation and or health and safety issues.
Technical Services and Inspections
- Ogemawahj Tribal Council - Infrastructure Specialist
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
1. Minor Capital Renovations
2. CMHC RRAP
3. Rental Applications
When funding is available, the following steps are necessary and followed to ensure a fair process for the access to housing assistance by community members.
Applications for these three housing programs are available during posting only.
A notice is posted, inviting eligible Beausoleil First Nation Members to apply. It is to the applicant's advantage to fill the application to its entirety. Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter to their application, if there is any additional information they wish the Housing Committee to consider during selection.
Completed applications are STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and are to be delivered or mailed to the First Nation Administration Office to the Attention of the "Administrator".
Submitted applications are placed in an envelope, to be sealed on the deadline date, and re-opened at the time of selection. Each applicant meeting the eligibility criteria set out in this policy are processed through a point system based on needs. Applicants are further assessed by the Housing Committee who make final recommendation to Council.
Completed applications received will be processed accordingly and kept on file, appropriate correspondence is sent to each applicant upon approval & rejection.
The Selection Process
After the posting deadline, the Housing Committee will meet to review all applications received and then complete a screening process for eligibility criteria.
Each applicant meeting the criteria set out in this policy will be processed equally, using the point system based on needs.
If the Beausoleil Housing Committee deemed necessary, personal interviews will be conducted with the applicants.
References are required from each applicant, to be submitted with application as follows:
1 rental reference & 1 hydro reference
Results from the Point System Evaluation will be organized, complied and presented to Council for final approval. All applicantions processed will be notified by the Housing Committee or Housing Department once recommendations have been approved by Council.
Please ensure that you attach the following with your rental application package:
*Attach this checklist with your application
- BFN Rental Unit Application Form
- Cover Letter
- Hydro Reference (Copy of most recent hydro bill)
- Rental Reference
- Verification of Income (i.e. pay, social assistance, and/or ODSP stub)