Fort Severn First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Housing Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
 
Approx 150 residential homes in Fort Severn First Nation
Description (Service)
  • Addresses and acts upon all housing issues and related requests  
  • Ensures that housing issues are effectively managed 
  • Participates in the "Building Homes and Building Skills" joint pilot project, which is aimed at building green and sustainable First Nation housing and communities
 
Offers the following services: 
  • Provides recommendations and changes to the housing policy 
  • 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
 
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 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Fort Severn First Nation
Eligibility Members of Fort Severn First Nation
Application Copy of the housing policy and all related building applications/housing forms available at the Band office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-478-2515  
807-478-2544
Fax 807-478-1103
Website www.fortsevern.firstnation.ca
Primary Executive Housing Coordinator
Alternate Executive Paul Burke, Chief; Email: paulburkefso@gmail.com
Site Location Community is approx 720 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 9 km from mouth of Severn River on Hudson Bay
Located In Community Fort Severn First Nation
Address Fort Severn, ON
 
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Mailing Address c/o Housing Department 
PO Box 149 
Fort Severn, ON P0V 1W0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)