• Capital and Public Works
  • Housing
  • “The land is our mother who takes care of us, feeds us, shelters us, comforts us, heals us, and takes care of our every need. - Francis Qualtier”


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

Rental Application

Rental Application

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 revovations 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 to approve a ministerial guarantee to assist members with financing for house construction.


LSIB Housing Emergency Contact List


Keremeos Septic (Mark)                                                    250-499-5174

Live Wire Electrical                                                            250-499-9443

Richard Carbonneau Electrical                                        250-499-6300

Value Contracting (Pumps)                                              250–497-8284

Dutchies (Lorraine)                                                           250-499-5565

Rob Heinrich                                                                       250-499-6018

Valu Contracting (Bob)                                                      250-497-8284

Electrician (Richard Charbonneau)                                250-499-6300

Jet Plumbing                                                                      250-506-2000

RKG Plumbing (Robin)                                                      250-493-1242

Frank Qualtier LSIB Maintenance Worker                     250-499-2817

Swept Away Chimneys                                                       250-486-8896

Health Canada (Grace MacIvor)                                       250-212-8588


RCMP (Susan Harper cell)                                                  250-535-1261

USIB                                                                                     1-888-799-8733


Penticton Appliance                                                             250-493-3011

Keremeos Irly Bird                                                               250-499-5322

Fortis BC                                                                              1-866-4-FORTIS

Centurion 2000 Fire Protection                                         250-707-3534

Dean Environmental (Brian Dean)                                   250-770-0284

AON Insurance        (Brenda)                                              250-376-1133


Rental Agreement