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Kahnawá:ke Housing Department
The Kahnawá:ke Housing Department’s role is to assist community members in need of new housing, housing repair, temporary housing and those in need of advice and information pertaining to housing matters. These services ensure access to affordable housing, programs to assist in the preservation of existing housing stock, as well as address the needs of individuals for temporary rental housing. A complete listing of each service can be accessed below:
Recent issue regarding leases in Kahnawà:ke
The MCK is strongly advising landlords enter into lease agreements with tenants and that tenants purchase renter's insurance.
Sample Lease Creator
Video about the advantages of Renter's Insurance
Recent Press Releases
- Community Landlords Meeting Feb 8th - 01/25/2017
- MCK Housing Rent to Equity program accepting applications - 11/30/2016
- Housing Program increases home construction loan amount to $175,000 - 03/23/2016
- Reminder of HOPE Housing Open House - 06/24/2015
- HOPE Housing Open House – Community invited - 06/16/2015
- MCK recommending Agreements between Landlords and Renters - 03/11/2015
- Rent to Equity Open House February 9 and 10 - 02/02/2015
- MCK Housing announces ‘Rent to Equity’ program - 01/21/2015
- Housing Department announces innovative HOPE Housing Program - 09/08/2014
- Important Notice - CORRECTION of application deadline for vacant single person rental unit - 08/15/2014
- Housing Department accepting applications for vacant single person rental unit - 08/11/2014
- Local Contractors invited to observe new foundation system installation - 07/16/2014
- Phase II of Section 95 Social Housing Program set to begin - 05/15/2014
- MCK begins preliminary work on exciting new Housing initiative - 04/24/2014
- New Housing Construction Loan Program - 02/17/2014
- Home energy efficiency program available to low-income households - 01/20/2014
- MCK Housing Department accepting applications for single person rental units - 09/16/2013
- The New and Improved MCK Housing Program - 07/29/2013
- Presentation of new and improved MCK Housing Program - 07/25/2013
- MCK accepts recommendations for changes to Housing Department’s Revolving Loan Fund - 06/19/2013
- Housing Survey results presented to Council - 06/13/2013
- Housing Survey Winners Announced - 06/10/2013
- Eight new housing rental units to be built - 05/23/2013
- Housing Consultations Begin - 05/21/2013
- Enhancements to MCK Housing Program - 04/10/2013
- Mohawk Beach Road Brush/Tree clearing - 12/16/2010
- Semi-Detached Units Update - 09/15/2008
- New Semi-Detached Units Unveiled - 05/12/2008
- SDU and Caisse Sign Agreement - 01/29/2008
- Duplex Housing Project Moves into Construction Phase - 07/17/2007
- New Housing Initiatives Announced - 05/31/2007
- CMHC - Canada's Economic Action Plan Creates Jobs and Improves Housing on Reserve in Quebec
Details on the new Housing Program are below:
NEW HOUSE CONSTRUCTION LOAN
The New Housing Construction Loan is intended to provide qualified applicants with a mortgage loan for the complete construction of a new house using funds from the Revolving Loan Fund (maximum $150,000.00). The program requires a down payment contribution from the applicant in the minimum amount of five percent (5%) of the mortgage principle. This program is targeted to eligible Kahnawa’kehró:non who are gainfully employed, in the middle-to-upper income bracket, who require suitable housing on reserve. These individuals must be willing to take on a debt in the form of a mortgage, with land held as collateral by the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke.
The New Construction Loan Program has continuous intake.
Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program
The Housing Department acts as the Delivery Agent for Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) to administer the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) & RRAP for community members with a disability. This program is intended to assist in the repair and improvement of existing substandard housing in Kahnawá:ke, to raise it to minimum level of health & safety, as well as address modifications to a house to address handicap needs. Funding is provided in the form of a grant from the Department of Indian Affairs and a forgivable loan from CMHC.
HOUSE REPAIR/RENOVATION LOAN PROGRAM (HRLP)
The House Repair/Renovation Loan Program is intended to provide a loan up to a maximum
of $25,000 for the basic repair of a house, to correct deficiencies, prevent deterioration, and to
raise the standards of the house. There may be an equity contribution required from the applicant in the event that the cost of the desired repairs, renovations or expansion exceed the $25,000 loan. The House Repair/Renovation Loan Program has continuous intake.
SOCIAL HOUSING RENTAL
Multi-Dwelling Apartment Rental:
Multi-Dwelling is a social housing rental program geared towards low-moderate income families. It provides affordable, transitional rental accommodations, suited for families. Support through Housing Case Management is provided to assist the tenant in achieving future homeownership.
Rental for Single person:
One bedroom housing rental geared towards low income single adults (male or female) who are experiencing challenges that have resulted in the inability to access private rental housing in the community. Tenants must be willing to work with MCK Housing in the development of a case management plan during their tenancy.
Rent to Equity:
The Rent-to-Equity Program is intended to build equity for future homeowners of lower-to- middle-income Kahnawakérho:non who qualify and who might otherwise find it impossible save for the necessary down payment on a mortgage loan. The Program offers 3 bedroom rental housing combined with a scheduled savings component to facilitate accumulation of the necessary funds to enter the housing market.
The Rent-to-Equity Program is targeted to eligible Kahnawakehró:non who are close to being financially capable of home ownership but require some financial assistance, particularly in saving the down payment. They should be gainfully employed, in the lower-to-middle income bracket, and require suitable housing on-reserve. Because there are three (3) models of programming, there are also three (3) income brackets for qualification. These individuals must be willing to work with the Kahnawà:ke Housing Department Case Management in order to determine eligibility and at what income bracket they qualify.
The Home Ownership Program Enhancement (HOPE):
The HOPE Program is a four year job readiness program featuring affordable 3 bedroom rental housing, training/education and a home ownership savings plan targeted to eligible Kahnawakehró:non single parents with children who are willing to improve their present circumstances, and their children’s futures, by working towards attainable goals through the enhancement of their marketable skill set. This program combines educational and financial goals towards the achievement of a career and down payment for a house. These individuals must be willing to work with Social Development Case Management which consists of the Housing Department, Social Assistance Department, a Mentor chosen by the applicant and other partner organizations in order to identify a long term case plan toward achieving success. Other community services will also be included in the work plan for the possible provision of daycare, transportation, training allowances and training milestone requirements.
There is eligibility criteria for all housing programs.
Contact the Housing Department to obtain further information eligibility and the application process.
HOUSING SERVICES CONSTRUCTION/CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
The Housing Services program is intended to provide inspection, construction management and
contract management services, where requested and required, to individuals of Kahnawà:ke who
are self-funding construction of a new home or the expansion of an existing home and wish to
secure the services of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Housing Department for the purpose
of ensuring proper, comprehensive construction which adheres to the standards of the Building
Code and Construction Standards of the MCK, All fees for such services will be charged to the individual homeowner and will be payable to the MCK Housing Department. For more information, contact the Housing Department.