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EMERGENCY/AFTER HOURS ASSISTANCE

Use of this number is strictly for: 

For all other inquiries/concerns:

Please call 613-396-3424, during regular business hours

Background

Housing and MBQ Property work hand in hand to provide the community with progressive property development. The MBQ Property program is operationally based outside of the Mohawk Administration Office.

Housing ensures that the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Administration are able to provide the community of Tyendinaga with services to address their needs for affordable shelter, administration and maintenance of rental units and community buildings.

Overview

Related Links

NATIONAL HOUSING STRAGETY
https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/nhs

HASTINGS COUNTY – HOUSING SERVICES
http://www.hastingscounty.com/services/social-services/social-housing

ONTARIO ELECTRICITY SUPPORT PROGRAM
https://ontarioelectricitysupport.ca/

 

The Housing program exists to help meet the shelter needs of all Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Members who wish to reside on the Territory. The Housing program provides services and initiatives to applicants who require assistance to build, buy, renovate or rent a home on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

SERVICES
– Providing information sessions in the form of open houses and workshop seminars hosted by the Housing Department with presentations from Government services such as Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
– Assisting MBQ members with housing needs and direction.
– Policy and procedure reviews and the creation of operationally guided TMC policies.
– Consultation with the community members of Tyendinaga regarding pressing housing issues and needs.
– Assisting MBQ members with their housing applications and making recommendations to TMC regarding applications.
– Follow through on TMC decisions regarding housing.
– Lobbying for supplementary funding to create additional housing units.

 The Band Property Maintenance program services all Band-Owned Properties and provides building maintenance services and assistance with functional tasks as required by the other MBQ Departments.

Programs & Services

Renovation Loan Program

The Renovations Loan Program through the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte is geared toward homeowners in good standing with their mortgage and who meet suitable credit checks and affordability scales. The MBQ Renovation program allows mortgaged and non-mortgaged homeowners the opportunity to apply for funding to renovate their homes up to the maximum mortgage amount allotted for that year.

The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte have a special option for senior citizens who are in need of renovations, and who do not currently have an interest-bearing mortgage on their home. The Seniors Renovation Loan program is designed to help the elderly who are on a limited income, renovate their home, up to a maximum of $25,000, interest free.

The MBQ Market Based Housing Program also provides an option for homeowners who are mortgaged through this program or who have no mortgage, to apply for funding to renovate their home up to the maximum of $200,000. Applicants must meet the criteria for the program and be approved through the Bank of Montreal.

 

Revolving Mortgage

At present this program funds between 7 and 14 families each year with repayable mortgages to be used for building a new home or for purchasing an existing home on the Territory.

The amount that each applicant is awarded is based on our Housing Affordability Scale that is completed as part of the application package. This scale indicates how much an applicant can safely afford to repay without affecting any of their prior financial commitments. There is also a 1% down payment deposit that is payable when an applicant accepts the mortgage offer. The down payment will be paid in full back to the applicant at the end of the building or buying process.

Applications for Mortgages are accepted all year long but are deemed to be “first come, first served for eligible applicants and based on funding availability”. For more information, please contact Melissa Maracle at 613-396-3424 or melissalm@mbq-tmt.org

Rental Inventory

The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte have a rental home program that provides comfortable, affordable shelter to approximately 181 MBQ members and their families residing on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. The rental units that are available include six-plex, four-plex, tri-plex, duplex and detached single family homes. Depending on the size of family, and the availability of units, applicants will be matched to a unit based on housing need, after being approved through our Rental Application process. Please note that we have a lengthy waiting list for rental housing and most candidates do not get a housing match immediately. It can take up to three years to reach the top of our waiting list. The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte also offer some rent geared to income rental units and seniors one-story apartments and single detached homes. There are also a few wheelchair accessible units for applicants with mobility issues.

Applications for all rental units are made through the Housing Office. Please contact Tina Brant at 613 396 3424 or by email at tinab@mbq-tmt.org

Market Based Housing Program

The MBQ Market Based Housing Program provides repayable funding in the form of mortgages to MBQ members wishing to build or buy a home on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. The amount of funding that is accessible to applicants of this program is limited and is negotiated in a contract between the Bank of Montreal and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council.

The MBQ Market Based Housing Program is guided by the Policies and Application process of the Market Based Housing Program and the Bank of Montreal. Currently, applicants to this program, if eligible, can receive up to $200,000 towards their mortgage. There is a required down payment of a minimum of 5% of the approved mortgage and a 2% administration fee. For more information, please contact Melissa Maracle at 613-396-3424 or melissalm@mbq-tmt.org

CMHC RRAP, RRAP-D, RRAP-C

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) have a program for homeowners who have a limited income and who require health and safety renovations to their home. The Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) On-Reserve program is open to all First Nations or individual First Nation members who need major repairs to their homes. The occupants’ total household income must be within or below an established range, based on household size and geographic region. Financial support is available for homes that lack basic facilities or need major repairs to keep the occupants safe. Structural, electrical, plumbing, heating and fire safety work are just some of the areas covered by this program. Support may also be available to address problems of overcrowding.

The RRAP program can provide up to $60,000 in a forgivable loan that homeowner is not responsible for repayment, so long as they comply with the conditions of the loan as defined by CMHC. There are conditions to the program and applicants must apply and be deemed to be eligible by CMHC.

Interested applicants can contact Melissa Maracle at the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, at 613 396 3424 for more information., OR https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/developing-and-renovating/funding-opportunities/on-reserve-renovation-programs/residential-rehabilitation-assistance-program

Housing Supports Program

The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Housing program offers Housing support to our applicants, mortgage holders, and rental tenants. The Housing Support Worker is available to meet with members of MBQ to discuss housing needs and financial assessments and concerns related to housing. If you are living on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and are having difficulty paying your rent, mortgage, or the utility bills for your home, please contact our Housing Support Worker