The Skwah First Nation Housing Department is dedicated to providing safe, healthy and affordable housing for Skwah First Nation members. Its mandate is to implement the housing program through a fair, equitable and efficient application of the Skwah First Nation Housing Policy.
There are currently 13 Band-owned homes that are rented out to members with no vacancies at this time. Skwah FN sees the need for more homes to be available for rent and is working towards filling this need. Members who are interested in renting a home in the community are encouraged to turn in an application form. This helps the Housing Department have a full understanding of the demand and can aid in receiving funding.
Lory Oberst is the Housing Manager for Skwah First Nation. She brings many years of administration and management experience to the position. Lory’s door is always open to members to address any concern from repair and maintenance issues to funding and new housing applications.
There is also a Housing Committee made up of community members from each family which meets monthly. The Housing Committee is responsible for creating the Rental Housing Application list and hearing housing appeals.
As a general rule, homeowners are responsible for most maintenance issues themselves. However, in some instances, such as emergencies, the Skwah FN will step in and aid the homeowner. If a homeowner needs a specialist such as a plumber, electrician or appliance repairman, the band can hire the service needed and bill the owner.
While renters are responsible for most small maintenance issues, as outlined in the Housing Policy Handbook, the Skwah FN will look after all other maintenance and repair issues as well as replace capital items as they wear out.
If you have a maintenance or repair issue, please fill out the Action Form on this page. It will be sent directly to the Housing Department and Lory will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
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|Date:||July 15, 2015|