Crystal Sedore, Housing Manager
Emergency line- 604-206-5544
The Housing Manager is accountable to Chief and Council under the direct supervision of the Band Administrator.
The Housing Manager is responsible for the overall management of all housing activities which includes:
rental home maintenance,
writing and enforcing policy, and
planning and monitoring new construction.
The Housing department is required to work closely with most other departments including Health, Lands and Resources and Social Development.
We work hand in hand with Health. If tenants are living with health issues, be it physical or mental illness, the housing department can assist to alleviate some of the stress by installing grab bars or by constructing other modifications to improve access, safety and comfort.
Housing plays an integral role in land use planning and economic development, ensuring that residential development is in alignment with economic development and infrastructure improvements. The provision of additional housing on reserve naturally results in renewed efforts to ensure that we have jobs, social supports and skills development opportunities for our new tenants.
Yale First Nation’s community vision and mandate to follow traditional values, respect each other and remain sustainable and self-sufficient is reflected in everything we do in the Housing department. Being a good steward of the land; focussing on energy efficiency, new greener technologies, affordability and proven best practices is how we will continue to grow the community and provide an environmentally responsible, and economically sustainable housing program.
Yale First Nation's Housing Department is regarded as the gold standard within the industry and we are often called on to mentor and guide other nation's housing programs. We created and coordinate the BC First Nations Housing Mentorship Program, which is a support network aimed at helping Indigenous communities improve their capacity to manage on-reserve housing.
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