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 Electrical||250-499-9443|
|Richard Carbonneau Electrical||250-499-6300|
|Value Contracting (Pumps)||250–497-8284|
|Valu Contracting (Bob)||250-497-8284|
|Electrician (Richard Charbonneau)||250-499-6300|
|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|
|Keremeos Irly Bird||250-499-5322|
|Centurion 2000 Fire Protection||250-707-3534|
|Dean Environmental (Brian Dean)||250-770-0284|
|AON Insurance (Brenda)||250-376-1133|