This press release is intended to provide an update on the requirements for the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Housing rental, rent to own, housing loan, and rental loan payments. During the time of this crisis, we are only able to accept the following form of payments:

• Credit card payments over the phone (please contact Tricia in Finance at 613-575-2250)
• Pre-authorized payments (please email for form)

If you are already set up on payroll deduction or pre-authorized payments these payments will go on accordingly. Housing will NOT be subjecting tenants to eviction due to non-payment of rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you cannot make your rental or housing payments, the Department of Housing will work with you on a case-by-case basis after this crisis is over.

The Department of Housing offices are closed, but we are still maintaining buildings on an emergency repair basis. If needed, please contact Director of Housing Charmaine Caldwell at 613-551-4241, Ben Benedict at 613-551-5608 or Corey Tarbell at 613-363-1295.

Stay safe and healthy. Nia:wen.