kkb-cresentshapeWorking towards safe, sustainable and affordable housing

It is the intention of the Housing & Property Maintenance Department and the Housing Committee to accommodate the housing needs of Kitsumkalum members. This includes providing the infrastructure, adding new houses, and managing rental accommodation.

Kitsumkalums’ Housing Department manages social housing units and band-owned rental units and rent to own units. The Housing Department also secures funding for new houses, repairs and renovations; managing sub-division home construction; and meeting reporting requirements for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Housing Applications, Tips for Home Care & Paying Rent

Apply for a House On-Reserve: Kitsumkalum IR1

Kitsumkalum On-Reserve Housing Application

View Kitsumkalum Housing Policy – Adopted December 2014

View Kitsumkalum Housing Policy

Apply for Maintenance and Repairs to your House (for those still paying band-owned rent/mortgages)

Kitsumkalum Housing Maintenance and Repair Application

Apply for CMHC Assistance with Repairs (for those with band-owned mortgages paid off)

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.

Suwilaawks (learn more)

Apply for CMHC Assistance with Making a Home More Accessible for Elders

Kitsumkalum 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 accessibility in your home.

Suwilaawks (learn more)

Ministerial Loan Guarantee

Chief and Council may consider to approve a ministerial guarantee to assist members with financing for house construction or renovations on reserve.

One of your most important obligations as a tenant is to pay your full rent on time. Your tenancy agreement should establish the amount of rent, when rent is due, and what forms of payment are accepted. You are still required to pay rent on time even if the day it is due falls on a holiday or your bank is closed.

When to Pay Rent

There should be a section in your tenancy agreement about when you are expected to pay rent. Your full rent must be paid on or before the date it is due (usually the 1st of the month), and you are required to pay rent on that day even if your bank is closed. Be sure to plan ahead.

How to Pay Rent

Tenants and landlords usually arrange for rent to be paid by cash, cheque, or direct deposit. If you pay by cash, your landlord has a legal obligation to give you dated receipts. If you have not been provided with receipts in the past, you can ask for them by sending your landlord a letter.

Problems Paying Rent

When you know that you will be unable to pay your full rent on time, communicate with your landlord as soon as possible. If you are unable to pay your rent on time due to an unexpected situation, your landlord may agree to let you pay your rent late. If your landlord does agree, make sure to get their permission in writing.

You can also try requesting a short term loan from a friend, family member. If this is not possible, there may be ways to prioritize your rental payment. TV, telephone or internet providers are unlikely to shut off your service for one late payment. As a result, it may be best to prioritize your rent over other bills.

From Kitsumkalum Housing Policy, Section 12.1.4

If the tenant fails to pay the arrears in full or fails to meet with the housing department staff and make a written agreement to repay the arrears by the end of the 10-day period, the following actions for non-payment of rent will be taken immediately:

a) Rental arrears will be reported to the credit bureau;
b) The tenant may be denied repairs/renovations (other than those required to meet health and safety standards; and
c) As a last resort, steps will be taken to carry out an eviction.

View Kitsumkalum Housing Policy

Learn Tips About Money and Finances

First Nations Financial Fitness

Housing Related News & Notices

All social gatherings and visiting must stop until further notice.

Kitsumkalum Community Residential Areas are CLOSED to Visitors. Please practice social distancing.

Section 95 Tenants Notice – March 26th, 2020

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Over the next two (2) Saturdays, February 1st and February 8th joint meetings will be…

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Monetary, clothing and house hold donations can be brought to the Kitsumkalum Health Centre.

IMPORTANT NOTICE To Whom This May Concern: For those Kitsumkalum members who have submitted or…

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Kitsumkalum Fall Cleanup 2019

The Kitsumkalum AGM scheduled for November 15,16, 17 is POSTPONED until further notice.

Kitsumkalum Community: Interested in reinstituting a Citizens On Patrol group? Call or email to express…

Reminder of Kitsumkalum Housing’s Kwinitsa Avenue Phase 006 Project starting August 15, 2019

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Notice from Kitsumkalum Public Works – Snow Removal.

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Culvert replacement & creek rehabilitation will take place on Spokeshute Street December 7th to 18th,…

The planned power outage for Friday, November 23rd on West Kalum Road has been CANCELLED…

View, download, and print the “Need and Demand – Elder’s Survey” Once completed, bring it…

Stay tuned to our website for details on Kitsumkalum’s 2018 AGM.


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Extra garbage maintenance

Be Bear Aware

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This notice addresses the concerns raised by the Kitsumkalum Housing and Property Maintenance department and…

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Attend the afternoon housing workshop session: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm or the evening workshop…

Financial Management Workshop Facilitator: Carl (Edward Jones) For all occupants of CMHC Section 95. Housing…


Kitsumkalum Reserve: *UPDATE Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, 1:30pm The reservoir is now at 100% capacity….

$12.50/ hour for 8/hr days – Those interested in working in an office to learn…

Contact Kitsumkalum
Housing & Property Maintenance

Neil Okabe

Housing and Property Coordinator
250-635-177 ext.110

Kitsumkalum Housing & Property Maintenance



P.O. Box 544
Terrace, BC
V8G 4B5