Department of Housing

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The Department of Housing provides different services to Ho-Chunk Nation Members through a variety of programs.  The Department of Housing consists of four divisions: Administrative Division, Heavy Equipment Division, Home Ownership Division, and Rental Management Division.

Administrative Division

The Administrative Division assists with the administration of services for each division within Housing to better serve the Ho-Chunk Nation Membership.

In-Kind Services - Benevolent Religious and Non-Religious Events

Heavy Equipment Division

The Heavy Equipment Division assists the Ho-Chunk Nation membership, Department of Housing Divisions, and various Ho-Chunk Nation departments with site development and snow plowing requests.

Vision

The Heavy Equipment Division is committed to providing services to Ho-Chunk Nation Members while being mindful of Ho-Chunk traditions and culture with respect for the earth.

Services Provided

The Heavy Equipment Division assists the Ho-Chunk Nation membership, Department of Housing Divisions, and various Ho-Chunk Nation departments with site development and snow plowing requests.

  • Land clearing, tree removal, stump grind, brush hog, rake leaves
  • Excavation, backfill, subgrade, final grade, seeding and fertilizer for new home construction.
  • Build and/or repair gravel driveways
  • Assist with Community Clean-up
  • Snow Plowing services for Elder tribal members

Documents

Interdepartmental Mobilization Policy
Heavy Equipment Assistance Policy

Home Ownership Division

The Home Ownership Division assists HCN Elders, Non-Elders and Veterans with Existing Mortgage Assistance, Down Payment Assistance, Elder Roof Program and DOH Waste Management Services.

  • Down Payment Assistance $50,000 (effective 07/01/18). Down Payment Assistance increased from $10,000 to $50,000.  This will help more HCN Members qualify for home loans and reduce their overall monthly mortgage payments.
  • Existing Mortgage Assistance UP to $50,000. EMA assists members with paying down an already existing mortgage balance with a lender outside of the Nation.
  • Home Ownership Division – Assists HCN members with Waste Management Services, and current Elderly homeowners with Elder Roof Program.
  • The Department of Housing Home Ownership Division continues to look for new ways to assist more HCN Tribal Members.

Vision

The Home Ownership Division is committed to providing services to Ho-Chunk Nation Members while being mindful of Ho-Chunk traditions and culture. The Home Ownership Division will provide home-buyer education and sustainable housing programs that assist Ho-Chunk Nation Members reach their personal goal of home ownership.

Documents

Down Payment Assistance 2022
Existing Mortgage Assistance 2022
Elder Roof Application
Elder Roof Program Bid Requirements
DOH Waste Management Services Policy and Procedure
Waste Management Application and Release of Liability

Rental Division

Rental Management has 196 rental units in the current inventory in Districts 1 – 4, providing Ho-Chunk Nation Members with an affordable option for safe housing.

The Rental Management Division is committed to providing services to Ho-Chunk Nation Members while being mindful of Ho-Chunk traditions and culture and will continue to look for opportunities to assist members, families, elders, and veterans who are in need of safe affordable housing options through rental acquisition and new development.

 

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All payments and applications may be sent to the Department of Housing via email or USPS mail at:

Housing@Ho-Chunk.com

Office location/physical address:
27374 Highway 21 E. Building #5
Tomah, WI 54460

Mailing address:
Department of Housing
PO Box 170
Tomah, WI 54660