History of Treaty 7 Urban Indian Housing Authority

Year – Accomplishment, Milestone.
1983 – Sikoohkotoki Friendship Centre in Lethbridge commissioned a ‘Housing Needs Assessment’
1984 – The Housing Needs Assessment Study Report was presented to the Treaty 7 Tribal Council who directed Gregg Smith, Treaty 7 Indian Association of Alberta Vice-President to find a solution to the lack of housing problems in urban centres. Gregg’s Executive Assistant, Francis Weasel Fat, Executive, conducted further research.
1985 – Treaty 7 Urban Indian Housing Authority was established then incorporated as a Society under the Societies Act of Alberta after meetings with Treaty 7 First Nations. A Contribution Agreement, under the Urban Native Housing Program, was  successfully negotiated with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).  In December, the first 15 homes were purchased in Lethbridge.
2003 – 35 families were assisted in purchasing their own homes
2015 – Celebrated 30th anniversary with 165 subsidized housing units in Lethbridge, Cardston and Calgary
2017 – Treaty 7 Urban Indian Housing Authority Strategic Plan
2017-2020 was completed on April 6th.2021 – Treaty 7 Urban Indian Authority Society Bylaws were amended on October 30th during the Annual General Meeting
2022 – T7UIHA Board completed Effective Board Governance Training in September. Board updated their Strategic Plan 2022-2027 and Operations Plans 2022-2023 and developed their Mind Map and Environmental Scan in November.
T7UIHA operates with a 5 member Board with a current portfolio of 165 units.
The organization currently has 15 employees