M'Chigeeng First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Housing Department

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Manitoulin Island Treaty 
 
Approx 300 housing units located in community; most houses are serviced by water through 2 communal water systems, Lakeview and Village with some served by individual holding tanks filled by water trucks
Description (Service)
  • Addresses and acts upon all housing issues and related requests through a housing committee  
  • Ensures that housing issues are effectively managed
 
Offers the following services:  
  • Administers a market-based housing program to offer mortgages to qualifying members who wish to purchase, renovate, construct or refinance a home 
  • Provides recommendations and changes to the housing policy  
  • Receives and reviews applications at Council meetings 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  
  • Ensures proper housing standards are enforced and inspections are completed  
  • Carries out annual maintenance and repairs on behalf of tenants  
  • Administers subsidized housing program  
  • 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 in the long-term planning of minor/major capital projects
Hours Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served M'Chigeeng First Nation
Eligibility Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation
Application Copy of the housing policy and all related building applications/housing forms available at the Housing Department in Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-377-5362
Fax 705-377-4980
Website www.mchigeeng.ca
Primary Executive Robert Genereux, Housing Officer; Phone: 705-377-5362 ext 208; Email: robertg@mchigeeng.ca
Alternate Executive Earl Debassige, Capital Projects and Public Works Department Manager; Phone: 705-377-5362 ext 227; Email: earld@mchigeeng.ca
Site Location Community of M'Chigeeng is located in the center of Manitoulin Island at the base of West Bay and at the intersection of Hwy 540 & 551
Located In Community M'Chigeeng First Nation
Address 53 Hwy 551
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Housing Department 
PO Box 333 
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)