Obashkaandagaang First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Housing Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • Community has approx 61 residential homes; on average there are 1-2 new houses built each year 
  • Between 2005-08 there were 16 new homes added through logging revenues and Casino Rama funding
Description (Service)
  • Addresses and acts upon all housing issues and related requests  
  • Ensures that housing issues are effectively managed
 
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 Washagamis Bay First Nation
Eligibility Members of Obashkaandagaang First Nation
Application Copy of the housing policy and all related building applications/housing forms available at the Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-543-2532
Fax 807-543-2964
Primary Executive Housing Manager
Alternate Executive Alfred Sinclair, Chief
Site Location Reserve is approx 15 km SW of Kenora off Hwy 17E, on peninsula and mainland along N shores of Lake of the Woods
Located In Community Washagamis Bay First Nation
Address McKenzie Portage Rd
Keewatin, ON P0X 1C0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Housing Department 
PO Box 625 
Keewatin, ON P0X 1C0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)