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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 members 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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Working Families Tax Credit Outreach Flyer

USDA Rural Development Increases Home Repair Grant Limits Flyer

Washington Homeowners Assistance Fund

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

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National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

Resume Cover Letter Flyer

Some Samish Indian Nation Housing Department programs are limited to specific service areas. The Samish Indian Nation's ten county service area covers Clallam, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom.

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. Click for more detail.

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. Click for more detail.

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. Click for more detail.

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Have you recently had an unexpected expense to where you are having trouble making your housing/rent payments? Are your monthly housing/rent payments so high you are unable to tend to cultural needs or attend cultural events?

This might be the program for you. This is a grant-funded program to support citizens in maintaining housing goals as well as expanding cultural and tribal involvement. Click for more detail.

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 6 years old 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. Click for more detail.

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. Click for more detail.

COVID-19 Flex funding

Have you been impacted by COVID-19? Lost your job or decreased hours due to COVID-19? Unable to purchase food, clothes, or other necessary items?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, this program covers rent, office supplies, utility assistance, childcare, etc. Contact for more detail.

For information or to apply for a housing program, please contact Olivia Kolppa okolppa@samishtribe.nsn.us (360) 726-3367 

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Housing and Program Policies

Samish Elders Virtual Holiday Gathering


Samish Elders Virtual Holiday Gathering

Dates: 02 – 02 Dec, 2022

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In-Person Holiday Party

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In-Person Holiday Party

Dates: 03 – 03 Dec, 2022

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Virtual Holiday Party


Virtual Holiday Party

Dates: 03 – 03 Dec, 2022

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Beaded Ornament Class


Beaded Ornament Class

Dates: 06 – 06 Dec, 2022

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Beaded Ornament Class


Beaded Ornament Class

Dates: 08 – 08 Dec, 2022

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Chat & Craft


Chat & Craft

Dates: 13 – 13 Dec, 2022

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Book Club: Custer Died for Your Sins


Book Club: Custer Died for Your Sins

Dates: 15 – 15 Dec, 2022

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Book Club: Northwest Native Harvest


Book Club: Northwest Native Harvest

Dates: 05 – 05 Jan, 2023

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