The homeless prevention program is designed to prevent tribal citizens from being evicted, prevent foreclosure, assist with move in costs and emergency housing needs.
This program gives Pokagon Band citizens emergency money to assist with housing needs. This money can be used for foreclosure/eviction redemption, security deposits, first months' rent, or other emergency housing needs. There is a cap of assistance of $1,500.00, with the exception of foreclosures. This assistance can only be granted once in a five year period.
- Must be an enrolled Pokagon Band citizen 18 years or older, a non-Pokagon Band citizen who have custody of minor Pokagon Band children in the household or a Pokagon Band citizen who is an emancipated minor.
- Be within the Low Income Guidelines.
- Must live in or be moving into the Ten County Service Area.
- Must show affordability of the rental or mortgage (rental payment can not exceed 30 percent of monthly income).
- Citizen must attend financial classes.
- Must be denied assistance from another source before receiving Emergency Assistance. If assistance is used for foreclosure redemption citizen must make every effort to establish a workout plan with mortgage company first.
- Must not be in debt to the Pokagon Band.
To apply for this program, please download and complete the pre-application below and return it to the Housing & Community Development office.
For more information, please contact the office at (269) 783-0443 or Toll Free at (877) 983-0385.