Cowlitz Tribal Housing Services
Some programs are provided only in Washington State; applicants must be an enrolled member of the Cowlitz Tribe or AIAN. HUD regulations and CITH policies regarding applicants & homes apply to all programs.
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In addition to the programs listed below, with casino funding we are currently able to help qualifying families with household incomes up to 150% of median income with the following programs: Elders - limited home repairs & rehab in Idaho, Oregon, & California as well as Washington State, down payment assistance anywhere in the contiguous United States for Cowlitz members, and student rental assistance. *(while funding lasts.)
For tribal members laid off due to Covid 19, we have a temporary new program for help with paying utilities. Layoff must have occurred after March 1, 2020 to qualify. APPLICATION DOWNLOAD
Down Payment Assistance
Your Tribal Housing Department is proud of our vigorous down payment assistance program, where qualifying tribal families anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States can receive up to $35,000 as a down payment on their primary residence. This program is growing by leaps & bounds and has helped many Cowlitz families realize the American Dream of Homeownership ! We are the only tribal department that serves members outside the state of Wash. ! Some restrictions apply; call for info. and application.
Student Rental Assistance
Student Rental Assistance is available to full time college students, anywhere in the continental U.S. HUD rules apply except income guidelines are expanded by gaming funding.
Elder Housing Apartments
Cowlitz Indian Tribal Housing welcomes you to the Tribe’s Housing complex, located in Toledo, WA. Accommodations choices are efficiency apartments and 1 bedroom units. Rents are calculated on a sliding scale according to income. Small pets (dog or cat) welcome. This is an independent living complex, not assisted living. Minimum age 62. Must be enrolled member of a Federally recognized Indian Tribe. Must pass background check, reference check, drug screen.
Elder Rental Assistance and Mortgage Assistance
Elders (age 62 +) We assist qualifying Cowlitz elders with a portion of their rent or mortgage payment each month until the lifetime limit is of $50,000 is reached.
Tribal Housing assists qualifying low income tribal members with rent for up to 6 months.
We assist qualifying low income tribal members with mortgage payments for up to 6 mo.
Help to Avoid Foreclosure
In some cases we are able to help low income tribal families avoid foreclosure. Restrictions apply, call for info and application.
Well and Sewer Repair or Replacement
In certain geographical areas, Indian Health Services provides help with sanitation facilities such as sewer, septic, and water to Tribal homeowners. Cowlitz Tribal Housing is the designated area representative for Indian Health Scattered Site projects – we issue applications & forward to IHS.
New Branch Office in Pierce County
More Cowlitz members live in Pierce County than any other county. To better serve our members, your housing department has purchased an office in central Pierce County opening soon.
SB 3903 112th St E , Tacoma WA 98446