Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ) are one of the communities that form the Iroquois confederacy. The Iroquois have a long history of treaty making initially starting in the late 1600’s with peace and friendship treaties with British and Dutch governments. The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte is located near Belleville, Ontario, the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory is the third largest First Nation in Ontario with a current membership of 9,417, of which 2,168 members reside on reserve.

MBQ’s current housing portfolio consists of 1,100 housing units with 358 mortgages, 185 rental units and 900 private home ownership units. As many as seven to 14 families every year are eligible to obtain affordable mortgage financing for on-reserve homeownership through a revolving loan fund which has allocated approximately $100 million in mortgages throughout its existence. The program’s innovative rental housing has set an example of energy efficiency for on-reserve homeowners and is a model for building sustainable and affordable First Nations housing across Canada.

The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, in partnership with the First Nations Market Housing Fund, intends to further expand its housing options for members requiring assistance to build, buy, renovate or rent a home on the Mohawk territory.

“We are pleased to work with the First Nations Market Housing Fund as this will be able to expand our already successful mortgage portfolio. We anticipate this Fund will bring more economic prosperity to our community and we look forward to a long and healthy relationship.”
— Chief R. Donald Maracle (December 2013)

Contact Information:

R. Don Maracle, Chief
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
13 Old York Road
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario
K0K 1X0
Phone: 613-396-3424
Fax: 613-396-3627