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Housing

Vision

To see that every tribal citizen can access housing that meets their individual needs and is free from any form of discrimination.

Mission Statement

To provide affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing for Tribal citizens through supportive and orderly community development; offer services that support social, physical and community housing activities and education to promote harmony, cooperation and values.

News From Our Housing Department

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Xwch'angteng Housing OPEN ENROLLMENT


All services offered in Housing are provided in our ten-county service area: Clallam, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom.

Samish Xwch'angteng Housing is Located in Anacortes, WA 98221

Program

Description

Homelessness Prevention

Have you received a Three-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate? Are you facing eviction for nonpayment of rent?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, we may be able to assist you in catching up on past due amounts. 

Rapid Re-Housing

Are you living in an overcrowded situation? Are you living in your car or van or tent? Have you just lost your home?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, we may be able to assist you in finding a new place to live, financial assistance, and budgeting.  

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

Having trouble finding an affordable place to live? Are you having trouble paying rent each month?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, we may be able to find you a more affordable place to live and/or assist with rental payments. 

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Heating bill too high? Electric bill unmanageable? Are you an elder, person with a disability, or have someone under the age of 5 years old living with you and need cooling in the summer or heat in the winter?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, this program can help you with weatherization, energy payments, and help you be more energy efficient.

 Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)

Running out of food before your next paycheck? Unable to afford healthy foods?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, this program supplies vouchers and/or bulk purchases for citizens.

Samish Xwch'angteng Housing

The Samish Xwch’angteng Housing program serves the affordable housing needs of low-income Samish Tribal Citizens that are 62 years of age or older and/or Samish Tribal Citizens that are permanently and totally disabled.

Eligibility is further determined by verification of enrollment, income, references from landlords and credit providers, criminal and credit background checks, and household composition.

OPEN ENROLLMENT IS JANUARY 9TH 2024. Please contact Xwch'angteng Housing staff to apply.

Housing and Program Policies

Canoe Journey - Samish Landing (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Canoe Journey is landing in Samish territory for a shared dinner, followed by open floor.

Dates: 25 – 26 Jul, 2024

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Samish Elders Virtual & In-Person Bingo Fun!


Samish Elders are invited to Bingo Fun!

Dates: 02 – 02 Aug, 2024

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Cypress Island Trip (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Spend an afternoon at Pelican Beach on Cypress Island.

Dates: 11 – 11 Aug, 2024

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Cypress Island Trip (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Spend an afternoon at Pelican Beach on Cypress Island.

Dates: 17 – 17 Aug, 2024

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Wild Waves (Federal Way)

Federal Way, WA

Gather for a fun day out with other Samish families and individuals.

Dates: 24 – 24 Aug, 2024

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CANCELLED - Birch Bay Waterslides (Lynden)

Blaine, WA

Gather for a fun day out with other Samish families and individuals.

Dates: 24 – 24 Aug, 2024

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Samish Elders Virtual & In-Person Fall Gathering


Join us for a fun afternoon!

Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2024

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Book Club: 1491 (virtual)


Join us for a discussion of “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” by Charles C. Mann.

Dates: 15 – 15 Oct, 2024

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Samish Elders Virtual & In-Person Bingo Fun!


Samish Elders are invited to Bingo Fun!

Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2024

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