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

Information About Housing Admissions & Occupancy

The Admissions & Occupancy Program


Affordable family housing to those at 80% or below the median income limit for St. Louis County. One bedrooms available for Elders 55+ years of age, or those with a Documented Disability.



Single family housing to those at 50% & 60% or below the median income limit for St. Louis County. Geared towards Home Ownership. First project is due for conveyance. Tribal Council has the final say as to turn them over or retain them as rentals. Our next Tax Credit project (Tax Credit 3) will be strictly rentals as units will be constructed as duplexes.

How To Apply

1. The application must be filled out entirely, if not, it will be sent back to you with an explanation of what you need to fill in.


2. When the completed application is returned to the Housing Department it is date stamped. Applicants qualify according to income for low rent or Tax Credit homes. Low rent homes are rental units. Tax Credit homes are rent to own units.


3. We then verify your income, check with Bois Forte Water & Sanitation and Lake Country Power to see if there are any outstanding or past due bills. If there are any outstanding bills with either company, you must first settle these accounts before you are added to the list. We also do a reference check with previous landlords.


4. If your application is filled out completely and you have no outstanding utility bills, you will then be added to the waiting list. A letter will be sent to you informing you that you have been added to the waiting list. The waiting period for a home is approximately 6 months to 2 years.


5. When your name is near the top of the waiting list, you will get a letter offering you the opportunity to look at the house to see if you want it. However, if you do refuse a house three (3) times, you will then be removed from the waiting list, then you will have to reapply and go through the process again.


As you can see there is quite a process we have to go through in order for applications to be placed on the waiting list. We also have to clean, and repair or paint certain homes to make them ready for move in. This is time consuming, but to better serve the people of Bois Forte, the Housing Department is dedicated to providing safe, sanitary and decent housing.

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Bois Forte Housing Department

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


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