• Capital and Public Works
  • Housing
  • “The Land is Life, it means Life. It is the promise we made in the beginning for us to survive here in harmony with the tmixw. If we break that promise we cease to exist. – Chief Rob Edward”


The Lower Similkameen Housing Department manages the 25 social housing units and 6 band-owned rental units.  The units are located on five different reserves and range from one-bedroom to five-bedroom units.  The social units are under mortgage with a rental structure governed by CHMC’s Section 95 Social Housing Program.

The 5 band-owned units are located at 520 and 750 Paul Creek Rd., 745 and 791 Chopaka Road and 345 Susap Creek Road.

Services and information available through the Housing Department include:

  • Elders Emergency Fund
  • Health and Safety Repairs and Maintenance
  • Regular Renovation Applications
  • Housing Applications
  • Rental Applications
  • Subdivision Planning

Home Adaptations for Seniors Independence Program (HASI)

The LSIB Housing Department offers assistance in applying to CMHC’s HASI Program. If you own your home and are 65 and over you may qualify for up to $3500.00 in renovations to improve mobility and accessability in your home.


Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) On-Reserve

CMHC offers funding through the RRAP On-Reserve offers financial assistance to repair substandard homes to a minimum level of health and safety and to improve the accessibility of housing for disabled persons. http://www.cmhc.ca/en/ab/onre/onre_015.cfm

Ministerial Loan Guarantee

Chief and Council may consider approval of a ministerial guarantee to assist members with financing for house construction.


LSIB Housing Emergency Contact List

Keremeos Septic (Mark)250-499-5174
Live Wire Electrical250-499-9443
Richard Carbonneau Electrical250-499-6300
Value Contracting (Pumps)250–497-8284
Dutchies (Lorraine)250-499-5565
Rob Heinrich250-499-6018
Valu Contracting (Bob)250-497-8284
Electrician (Richard Charbonneau)250-499-6300
Jet Plumbing250-506-2000
RKG Plumbing (Robin)250-493-1242
Frank Qualtier LSIB Maintenance Worker250-499-2817
Swept Away Chimneys250-486-8896
Health Canada (Grace MacIvor)250-212-8588
RCMP (Susan Harper cell)250-535-1261
Penticton Appliance250-493-3011
Keremeos Irly Bird250-499-5322
Fortis BC1-866-4-FORTIS
Centurion 2000 Fire Protection250-707-3534
Dean Environmental (Brian Dean)250-770-0284
AON Insurance (Brenda)250-376-1133