LLHA Housing service department
The mission for the Leech lake Band of Ojibwe Housing Authority is to develop affordable homes and housing opportunities for all Native American families on th Leech Lake Reservation, to provide efficient/sensitive services that lead to self-sufficient tenant/home owners and healthy safe communities.
The Housing Services Program provides many services to our residents. “We are here to help you.” Our program has specific goals and objectives to meet the needs of the residents, while complying with regulations that govern the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Housing Authority.
The following is a list of goals of the Housing Services Program.
- To provide explanations of the Mutual Help Program and Low-Income Rental Programs to the residents, ensuring your understanding and awareness of your rights and responsibilities in the housing program.
- To develop training courses as needed by the residents to enhance your quality of life. We strongly encourage all tenants to suggest topics and participate in these sessions.
- To provide information and coordinate referral services with tribal, state, and federal agencies to provide family and social services.
- To provide you the opportunity to develop skills which will help you maintain and enjoy your home; therefore, reducing maintenance and repair costs and, delinquent accounts.
- To provide transportation to any residents that have no other form of transportation to and from referral service.
- To provide activities that will enhance growth and opportunities to LLBOHA youth. Activities include awareness of the Anishinabe culture and basic social issues of today’s society.
- To welcome new ideas and suggestions on how to better serve our residents. We look forward to support from you in planning and implementing future activities.
The purpose of Advocacy is help the LLHA Residents remain in compliance with their lease agreements. Here are just a few examples of what we can do for you.
- We can do Home Visits/Phone contacts
- We can pick up rent payments
- We deliver recertification's, assisted on filling out Recertification's
- Assist on New Move-In's (refer tenant to HRP for funiture)
- Assisting the tenants with the CAP "Corrected Action Plans" - These are plans that are developed to help the tenant remain in compliance with their lease agreement. A CAP agreement can correct any violations within the lease, pick up rent, provide a check off list for Housekeeping to assist the tenant with some organizational goals, provide an affordable rent collection schedule. The Advocates are here to help the tenants complete their CAP successfully.
- We can request work orders for you from your CAP but it is still the tenant's responsibility to make sure your calling in work that needs to be done.
- We provide "minimal" transportation to those residents that have no other means of transportation to and from referral service.
- We assist in local activities that enhance the growth and opportunity to the LLHA.
Waiting List Info
Contact Person: Beth Wakonabo
Application Requirements: For an application to be processed as "COMPLETE", it must have the following information included.
- Copy of social security card for ALL household members
- Copy of tribal identification
- Income verification
Do not leave any questions blank, if the application does not have all the required information requested; your application will be considered "INCOMPLETE". For any Two (2) Consecutive missed updates the applicant will be removed from the Waiting List (Do to policy).
- Date of application 25 points
- Head of household/spouse or children of the HH is an enrolled member of Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Proof of custody/guardianship must be provided 20 points
- Head of household or children are enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe 5 points.
- Applicant is local resident (within LL reservation service area; One (1) year to Three (3) 5 points, Three (3) to Ten (10) years 10 points, Over Ten (10) years 25 points
- Applicant is 62 years old or over 5 points, Disabled (must provide proof) 5 points, Veteran (must provide proof) 15 points, Transfer to different area -25 points, Update every Six (6) months 10 points.
- * Until you reach 100 then every 6 months update 1 point will be added.
Tenant Advocates for the community are available from 8:00am-7:00pm
General Staff Contact Info
- Call: 218.335.8280 Or Call: 218.335.8234
- Cell: 218.766.9739 | Work: 218.335.3690
- Cell: 218.308.3259 | Work: 218.335.8294
- Cell: 218.368.7695 | Work: 218.214.0822
Housing Service Department Staff
- Housing Service Coordinator
- Administrative Assistant (Waiting List)
- Tax Credit Compliance Specialist
The Housing Authority Resident Services Tenant Advocates for the Community are:
The housing services program provides outreach services to the LLHA residents. This is our mission to help you. Our program has organized goals and objectives to meet the needs of the residents, while complying with regulations that govern the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Housing Authority.
Main Phone line: 218.335.8280
Fax Line: 218.335.8367
Emergency Pager: 218.759.6035
Address: 611 Elm Ave NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633
LLHA Executive Management Team
LLHA Board of Commissioners
Eugene "Ribs" Whitebird
Lenard "Jess" Headbird
- District III BOC Member
Rosanne "Rose" Wilson
Samuel "Tuffy" johnson Jr
- District I BOC Member
- District II Commissioner
Main: (218) 335-8280
Toll Free: 1-866-233-2233
Emergencies Only: 218-759-6035
Address: 611 Elm Avenue | P.O. Box 938 | Cass Lake, MN 56633
Check us out on
Learn About Our Point System and how you can increase your points for housing.
- 25 Points - Date of Application
- 20 Points - Head of Household is an enrolled member of Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
- 10 Points - Every 6 month update to 100 points
- 10 Points - Applicant is a local resident for 3 - 10 years.