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Housing Authority

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The Wikwemikong Housing is in place to help develop homes for the residents of Wikwemikong. The Wikwemikong Housing Authority (WHA) offers the following programs:

INAC Minor Capital

Capital Housing Program – builds houses for clients who are selected. Five units and funding are set aside for this activity annually or subject to funding availability.

Renovations – Capital Renovations take care of the minor and major renovations requirements for housing units.

Water and septic service – is available for rural installations. Water and septic is funded by Minor Capital.

Housing Repayment Program

Emergency Repairs – funding is made available for any band members needing assistance with emergency repair to their homes. Repairs such as the heating system, plumbing, health, and safety concerns for their homes. This is own source generated from your re-payment obligations when you are given assistance.

Bank Direct Lender Loans 

Ministerial Guarantee or BCR Guarantee – this is available to those who qualify for conventional mortgage or loan through lending process of a licensed financial institution. Projects very in cost; guarantees can also be issues for renovations or purchase of existing units.

Housing Staff Information

Housing Program Director,
Brian Assinewai – Ext 269:

Administers the housing program to provide adequate, safe and affordable housing to the members of WUIR. This includes the construction and renovations of all units in Wikwemikong. Plans, develops and establishes policies and objectives of the organization in accordance with Chief and Council directives.

Construction Supervisor,
Roger Cooper
– Ext 266:

Arranges for material to be delivered to the job site at appropriate time and stored accordingly. Insure that the work schedules are met within budget. Insures safety regulations are met from all construction employees.

Housing Secretary,
Linda  Eshkawkogan
 – Ext 293:

Main responsibilities include the preparation of Payroll, Accounts Payable and Housing Committee Meetings. Prepares, maintains and provides financial monitoring records for current & ongoing construction and renovations projects. Prepares and Maintains renovation agreements, amendments and record of payments.

Housing Assistant,
Krista Manitowabi


Housing Receptionist,
Mercedes Jackson