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Housing Department

GTB Housing Main Line: 231-534-7800

Front Desk General Information & Applications 231-534-7800
Maxx Jacko Occupancy Specialist 231-534-7447
Joe Kaubenaw    Lead Occupancy Specialist – GTB rental info Down Payment Information/Homebuyer Education 231-534-7803
Emmett Marlow Occupancy Specialist – GTB rental info 231-534-7802
Tarik Bouguettaya Emergency Home Repair & Handicap Accessibility Program 231-534-7886
Nicki Basch Department Manager 231-534-7449











Herkner Housing Project Press Release & Photo Updates


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 peshawbestownhousing2.jpgresponsible for creating a healthy living environment for families through responsive initiatives that address social and economic concerns via a solution-oriented education based housing program. 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.


What Housing offers to Tribal Members:

 NAHASDA Rental Subsidy Program

Housing Assistance for Low-income & Market Rental

Rental Deposit Assistance

Handicap Accessibility 

Homeowner Assistance 

Services We Offer

  • Notary - Documents
  • Home Buyer Classes
  • Budget Counseling
  • Financial Education
  • Resources for other programs:

1. Information for house insurance
2. Well—septic applications
3. Lot Assignment Request Application
4. Tax exempt application
5. Human Services application

Occupancy Policy

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2013 GTB Housing Presentation