Process for Application and Approval of Subsidies

The process for application of subsidy follows 6 steps that align with the construction of your home. We have provided an outline of the process below:

You can receive between $72,000 to $125,000 to subsidize the cost of building your home


Step 1: Application and Supporting Documents

All applicants will be required to complete an Application Form to receive the Private Home Subsidy. It is important to provide along with your application supporting documents that include:

  1. Right of Superficie
  2. Contractor Invoice or Construction Contract
  3. Grant and Agreement of Superficie (Perpetual)
  4. Plans and Specifications for your home
  5. Resolution for Private Home Ownership
  6. Bank Mortgage Loan Approval
  7. Waiver of Exemption from Seizure

Copies of these documents can be found on the Resources Pageand your local Housing Administrator can assist you with these supporting documents.

Step 2: Review of Application by Housing Administrator

The applicant will submit their completed application and supporting documents to the local Housing Administrator. These documents will be reviewed to ensure they are finalized and are then submitted to the Director of Housing and your local Housing Committee.

We have created an Application Checklist that can help you with preparing your application.

Step 3-4: Process by Local Government and Application for Subsidy to the Cree Nation Government

If all documents and forms are verified as complete, the Director of Housing (or Housing Committee) will make a recommendation to the local Treasurer.

The application, along with supporting documents is then sent to the Cree Nation Government where it is reviewed by the Treasurer and Regional Housing Planner.

You can contact your local Housing Administrator to follow-up on the status of your application.

Step 5: Disbursement of Subsidy

The Cree Nation Government Treasurer upon receiving an application will disburse the recommended subsidy amount to the Local Government. At this time, the applicant will be asked to sign a Contribution Agreement.

The amount of the subsidy will be transferred to the applicant when all relevant requirements are met. These will be determined by your local Housing Administration.

Step 6: Reporting

The Cree Local Government shall provide to the Cree Nation Government a report at different phases of construction including:

  • Foundation
  • Structure and insulation
  • Electrical and mechanical
  • Final construction

For housing units built by Cree individuals, the progress reports shall be carried out and prepared by a local inspector. As an applicant, you will not be required to provide an inspector. Local Governments will be provided with an appropriate local inspector.