The mission of the Grand Traverse Band Housing Department is to provide and promote safe,
adequate and affordable housing opportunities for GTB Tribal Members. As the facilitator of housing for the
tribal communities, the Housing Department is responsible for creating a healthy living environment for families
through responsive initiatives that address social and economic concerns via a solution-oriented education based
The Grand Traverse Band places a priority on homeownership as a means to stabilize communities
by promoting self-sufficiency. While housing families is the primary mission of the Housing Department, the
focus is on creating housing opportunities by assisting families to obtain the required knowledge necessary
to make informed life decisions.
In the absence of eligible GTB Tribal Members, the GTB Housing Department will
provide these opportunities to other Federally Recognized Indian Families that live within the Grand Traverse Band
six-county service area.
Housing Goals & Objectives
- Modernization work on up to 40 units. 20 low income units received new siding and all new windows
during FY 2007. Ongoing rehabilitation of eight units for Homeownership project to be completed in FY2008.
- Operate and Maintain Current 1937 Act Housing Stock to protect and preserve current assisted stock units.
- Oversee and operate the Grand Traverse Band Housing Department as established, to preserve and protect current
existing housing stock (CAS), including the annual inspection of units, procurement of maintenance equipment, and
providing maintenance as indicated or requested on the 81 units of CAS.
- Administer rental and homeownership programs including updating policies, staff training, enforcing collections,
self-monitoring, and homeownership/tenant training in a businesslike manner.
Development - Down Payment Assistance
- To provide down payment assistance for up to 11 eligible families. FY 2007 18 Tribal members were provided with
down payment assistance.
Development - Rehabilitation
- To rehabilitate up to 10 privately owned units for eligible families. New roof project for up to 20 privately owned homes for eligible families.
- To provide homeownership counseling for current and perspective homebuyers towards achieving self-sufficiency. 48 tribal members received Pathways
Homeownership training in FY 2007. Funding support and education for youth activities and drug prevention. To funded Summer Block Party, Christmas
celebration and Spring Clean up. Supported Tribal Police with Special Events Vehicle to be used for drug
Housing Management Services
- To provide work specifications and loan processing. Tenant selection, unit inspections and mediation services.
Management services salaries, benefits, and expenses.
Planning and Administration
The Housing Department is currently working on the policies and procedures for the Homeownership project for the availability of Tribal Members to purchase a home within the Peshawbestown housing community and we will be accepting applications until all units are sold.
- To continue the planning and administration of affordable housing activities. New playground equipment on three locations within Peshawbestown Housing community. Continue to monitor and improve Housing programs through self-monitoring activities within the department. Elders Complex renovation underway for completion scheduled for Fall 2008.
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