Cowlitz Tribal Housing Services
In addition to the programs listed below, with casino funding we are currently able to help qualified 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
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.
COVID-19 Housing Assistance Extended
COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program Extended (subject to available funding) for Cowlitz tribal member households who are experiencing lay-off, furlough, reduced wages/hours due directly to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Mortgage Assistance Application | COVID Rental Assistance 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 a 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.
With HUD funds we repair qualifying low-income tribal member’s homes to provide a decent, safe, and sanitary place to live. We serve most of the state of Washington with this program.
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 (IHS) 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 them 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