Bois Forte Housing Department
5344 Lakeshore Drive Nett Lake, MN 55772
Bois Forte Housing Department -
Providing Decent, Safe, Sanitary and Affordable Housing
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Press Release
Financial Skills For Families
Free Financial Empowerment Workshops
Zhoonia is the Anishinabemowin (Ojibwe language) word for money. How might you journey Bimaadiziwin (the Good Path) with your Zhoonia? Join us Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10am to 4pm at the Miigizi Room (aka Big Room) at the Nett Lake Tribal Government Building. Registration is required, please call Dani at the Bois Forte Housing Department by 12pm, on Friday, February 16, 2018.
Click the Flyer link for more details.
Financial Empowerment Session Saturday, January 24, 2018
* future session will be held in March 2018 in Virginia, MN. Details TBD.
Emergency Contact List
Recent Updates To Bois Forte Housing Contact Information
Due to budget cuts, the Bois Forte Tribal Government has directed departments to discontinue cell phone service for those employees who do not need them for health and safety. For Housing, the Maintenance Technicians retain theirs, while the office staff no longer have theirs.
Click the Flyer link for more details, or check out the About Us page for information on how to stay in touch with Housing.
Useful Forms & Information
Housing Staff Contact Information
Bois Forte Housing Application
Release of Information/Privacy Act Notice
Maintenance Service Request
Tenant Damage Billing Procedure
Tenant Damage Info Sheet - Tax Credit
Tenant Damage Info Sheet - Low Rent
Tenant Damage List of Charges
Unit Transfer Procedure