So, there are Nation members that own land, but as with off reserve housing, they must qualify for a private mortgage through a banking institution with very little assistance – if any – from the Federal Government. There are innovative home ownership programs coming out from CMHC, but the Nation Member must still be able to have the financial ability to make the mortgage payments.
Waiting lists are long and many houses are over crowded. Many members are on waiting lists for off reserve housing, but those lists are long as well.
The Tsawout Housing Committee meets regularly to discuss housing issues and to try to come up with viable solutions for the Community. The Tsawout Nation welcomes suggestions and input from its members on how to attain money for new housing and to maintain the housing that it already has.