Housing News

Housing for elders
Beautiful brand new independent living apartments are now available at St. Mary’s Mission for qualifying Cowlitz Elders to rent. (Elders 62+)All units are air conditioned and served by elevators and include the free use of clothes washer and dryers. Rent and apartment sizes vary from efficiency apartments to 2 bedroom apartments.

 

Down Payment Assistance
Qualifying low income tribal members may receive down payment grants to help with purchase of a home, subject to HUD rules.

 

Home Repair and Rehabilitation
Do you have a leaky roof? No foundation? Did your furnace quit working? Help is available for low income tribal members whose homes qualify for repairs. We can also help with handicap accessibility.

 

Energy and Weatherization
Cowlitz Tribal Housing has a strong weatherization program for qualifying tribal members and other natives. Some area restrictions apply.

 

Mortgage Assistance
Low income tribal members may receive help with mortgage payments for up to 6 months.

 

Well and Sewer Repair or Replacement
By coordinating with Indian Health Service, we are able to bring clean water and sanitary living conditions to members in need.

 

Standard Rental Assistance
In Time of need, low income tribal members may receive help with monthly rent up to 6 months

 

Student Rental Assistance
Our most popular program, student rental assistance provides help with monthly rent for low income full time students.

 

Elder & Disabled Rental Assistance
Qualifying low income Elders and disabled tribal members may receive help with rent.

 

Home Owner Counseling
We can assist members through the home buying process. When members are ready to apply for a home loan, we help find the lowest interest rate possible. Down payment assistance of up to $20,000.00 can be available for those who can close the loan.


How Do I Know if I Qualify for Assistance?
Qualification for services is based on family size and household income.

Call 360-864-8720 for information or to request an application



Foreclosure Help from CITH

Foreclosure proceedings are an issue in many tribal households. Just like the rest of the nation, our Cowlitz Tribe has members suffering from layoffs, and BAD LOANS! One option being used more and more is: Throw in the towel on your huge mortgage and start over at today’s home prices. We can help you clean up your credit and purchase a home at TODAY’S prices. CITH was able to buy a few homes in various counties for our Home Ownership Program with an ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) grant. Our carpenters have done some remodeling and minor fixing up of the homes to make them ready for qualified tribal members that wish to become Home Owners. Available homes are listed below.

Please Call Sheryl Bertucci at 360 - 864-7019 for more information.