Garden River First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Housing Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
 
Housing Department staff also includes: Carrie Zeppa, Tenant Relations Officer and Greg Solomon, Construction Maintenance Coordinator
Description (Service)
  • Addresses and acts upon all housing issues and related requests  
  • Ensures that housing issues are effectively managed
 
Offers the following services: 
  • Receives and reviews applications for renovations, new housing units, housing loans and housing renovation loans 
  • Reviews rents to ensure payments are made 
  • Arranges inspections of rental units and community houses for maintenance, repairs and renovations 
  • Carries out annual maintenance and repairs on behalf of tenants 
  • Maintains a comprehensive database on all community housing units that includes information such as what programs were accessed for building and repairs, loans outstanding, services (water, sewer, roads) available, inspection reports, condition of unit, year it was built and other unit particulars 
  • Enforces all tenant agreements and explains agreement responsibilities 
  • Provides assistance with applications to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) for funding programs such as Ontario Renovates (formerly RRAP and HASI) 
  • Assists with application for Emergency Renovation Loan
 
Also responsible for: 
  • Providing assistance in the long-term planning of minor/major capital projects 
  • Development and maintenance of all documents and forms related to housing including leases, releases and notices
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Garden River First Nation living on-reserve
Application Copy of the housing policy and all related building applications/housing forms available at the Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-6300
After Hours Phone Emergencies only 705-254-9492
Fax 705-945-1415
E-Mail info@gardenriver.org
Website www.gardenriver.org
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Primary Contact Charlotte Boissoneau, Housing Assistant; Email: cboissoneau@gardenriver.org
Primary Executive Darlene Solomon, Economic Resource and Community Development Manager; Email: dsolomon@gardenriver.org
Alternate Executive Anne Headrick, Housing Supervisor; Phone: 705-946-6300 ext 248; Email: aheadrick@gardenriver.org
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 7 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
 
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Hwy 17B
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Garden River First Nation ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)