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Independent First Nations Alliance

Tech Services


The Technical Service Department provides technical advisory services to member First Nation Communities pertaining to housing as follows:

  • Complete plan reviews for new housing construction upon requests, and submits changes and recommendations
  • Performs compliance inspections on new construction upon request, at the following stages:
    • Site Development
    • Foundation Construction
    • Framing
    • Plumbing
    • Insulation and Vapour Barrier
    • Final
    • Other as required
  • Undertakes detailed conditional assessment inspections and provide cost data to be used as a basis for planning.
  • Planning will include budgeting for new construction, renovations and improvements, determining new construction vs. renovating, and maintenance.
  • Provide technical advice on all housing related issues.


Housing Programs

  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
  • Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) for Homeowners
  • Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) for persons with disabilities
  • Home Adaptations for Seniors' Independence (HASI) - Apply directly to CMHC
  • Loan Insurance Program On-Reserve with a Ministerial Loan Guarantee (MLG)
  • Section 95 Rental Housing Program