The mission of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Housing Authority is to develop affordable homes and housing opportunities for all Native American families on the Leech Lake Reservation, to provide efficient/sensitive services that lead to self-sufficient tenant/home owners and healthy safe communities.
The Leech Lake Housing Authority was formed by the Leech Lake Reservation Business Committee on September 1, 1963 (Ordinance 63-01) and has been in existence for over 50 years to date.
The reformation of a Housing Authority and in independent Board of Commissioners, consisting of six (6) Band Members is a requirement to enter into funding contracts through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Leech Lake Housing Authority is governed by a Board of Commissioners comprised of 6 Band Members, two members are elected from each district to represent the constituents residing in that district. The Board develops policy for the administration to utilize in the day-to-day operations of the Housing Authority. Currently the Board meets two times a month to conduct business.