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 almost 50 years. The reformation of a Housing Authority and an independent Board of Commissioners, consisting of six Band Members is a requirment to enter into funding contracts through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Our first development projects were build in 1964-1966, which consisted of 105 rental and Mutual Help home ownership units. Since the first years of development to present the Housing Authority has built and purchased over 500 units within the reservation boundaries. Many of our homes have been conveyed to homebuyers and we now have 519 units in management.
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.
The mission of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Housing Authority is to develop affordable homes and housing opportunities for all Indian families on the Leech Lake Reservation, to provide efficient/sensitive services that lead to self-sufficient tenant/home owners and healthy safe communities. Housing is governed by The Housing Board of Commissioners.