Treaty 7 Urban Housing Authority in Lethbridge - About Us

Our Commitment

Mission Statement 


To Provide quality, transitional, rental accommodations for low-to-moderate income native families in urban centers


Vision Statement


Native families are supported, healthy, thriving and working towards acquiring their own homes

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Program Background

The Urban Housing Program, administered on behalf of the federal government by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), assists Urban Native non-profit housing sponsors, supported by a membership of native peoples and other individuals approved by the sponsor, to meet the housing needs.  CMHC provides Subsidy Assistance,  under section 95 of the National Housing Act (NHA), accommodation to low and moderate-income Native peoples. The Treaty 7 Urban Housing Authority operates under the Post-1985 Program which works as follows:

  • The maximum annual subsidy payable to any project (without care or support services) is equal to the difference between acceptable annual operating costs and annual project revenues
  • Rents are establish according to a rent-to-income (RTI) scale effectively 25% of income.  The sponsor receives a monthly Subsidy Assistance cheques from CMHC

Board of Directors

The Housing Authority is governed by a group of unpaid volunteers called the Board of Directors.  The Board does not have direct day-to-day responsibility for operations or programs, but are responsible for establishing policies.  They must also set and follow budget, ensure all legal obligations are met and provide firm leadership and maintain open lines of communication. 


All board members assume responsibility Housing Authority's interests and objectives and must therefore appreciate the level of commitment and degree of responsibility required of them.  They must act at all times in the best interest of the Housing Authority, so as to preserve its assets, further its interests and promote the purpose for which it was formed.

History

 

subsidized rent in Lethbridge

Maintenance in Lethbridge

Treaty 7 Urban Housing Authority in Lethbridge