Bois Forte Housing Department

Phone: 218-757-3253

Fax: 218-757-3254

5344 Lakeshore Drive Nett Lake, MN 55772

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa - Minnesota Bois Forte Housing Department - Nett Lake, MN

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Providing Decent, Safe, Sanitary and Affordable Housing

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Housing Staff Contact Information

It is the mission of the Bois Forte Housing Department to provide decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing to the Bois Forte members through the elimination of substandard conditions, the provision of adequate rental and home ownership opportunities, supportive services to homeowners, the creation of economic opportunities and ensuring the availability of financing programs sufficient to carry out this mission in a manner which is sensitive to the traditions and culture of the Ojibwe people being served.


The housing Division also recognized and supports the Bois Forte Band mission which is "The Bois Forte Band will use available human, natural and financial resources to promote and advance the well-being of its members. The Band, in all its endeavors, will honor the past, nurture the present and prepare for the future by being a wise steward of its resources and by preserving its sovereignty, cultural identity, and heritage.


The Band believes that its relationships with its member and to others must be characterized by honesty, integrity and accountability; and that adherence to those values will strengthen the Band, enhance its stature and insure it future."

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Receives Grant for Local Energy Project

Community-focused clean energy effort will take shape throughout 2018

Bois Forte has received a small grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS) to hire a Technician to provide minimal weatherization to homes on the reservation. Services will include: inspection of doors and window frames for leaks. The hired Technician will then install spray foam insulation, caulking, weather-stripping as needed, and if the weather still permits it, the final touch will be the installation of plastic on windows. These techniques are known to button up your home to save on heating expenses in the winter, and cooling in the summer if you use air conditioning. The project will be conducted roughly from April, 2018, through May, 2018. Registration will stay open until all spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The grant itself is limited to affording the labor for the project. The supplies are provided through the Elder & Disabled Maintenance Program. Therefore, the Housing Department is extending the invitation to those who are registered in that program. Anyone who is not currently registered can still sign up and must meet the eligibility requirements for the program. You must sign up for this opportunity specifically in order to be included in the project. It is first-come, first-serve, maxed out at fifty (50) homes. Contact Kathleen Adams at the Housing office  218-757-3253. Or send her an email at:


Program Press Release

Financial Skills For Families

Weatherization Project

Homestretch Buyer Readiness

Free Weatherization Projects for Elder or Disabled Homeowners


The Bois Forte Band has been awarded a small grant to assist Elder and/or Disabled homeowners with minimal weatherization repairs.

We are looking to serve up to 50 homes on the Nett Lake & Lake Vermillion Reservations. Please contact the housing office to check your eligibility or to sign up.

Click the Flyer link for more details.

Elder/Disabled Homeowners
Minimal Weatherization Project

Free Financial Empowerment Workshops

Zhoonia is the Anishinabemowin (Ojibwe language) word for money. How might you journey Bimaadiziwin (the Good Path) with your Zhoonia? This one day financial class is offered monthly at rotating locations. Registration is required, please call Dani at the Bois Forte Housing Department before the deadline.

Click the Flyer link for more details.

One Day Homebuyer Readiness Workshop

The Bois Forte Housing Department is hosting a one day homebuyer readiness class. Space is limited to 15 slots for enrolled Bois Forte tribal members and lunch will be provided. Time will be allowed for participants to vote in the Bois Forte Primary Election.

Session #1 is April 3rd from 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Fortune Bay Casino Sumac Room with another planned for August 28th.

Preregistration by April 2nd is necessary.

Click the Flyer link for more details.


Financial Education Class

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Homestretch Homebuyer Readiness

April 3, 2018

  * future sessions are planned.  Details TBD.

Financial Education Class

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bois Forte Housing Department Quarterly Informational Sessions

Spring 2018 Info Sessions

Bois Forte Housing Department

Phone  218.757.3253  |  Fax  218.757.3254 |  Address 5344 Lakeshore Drive Nett Lake, MN 55772


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