February 2018 Mittark

A Timely Tribute to Mashpee Tribal Housing Advocate


The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hosted a social gathering Saturday, January 27 in honor of Alice Lopez, a longtime housing advocate who helped pave the way for a low-income development project that recently received state backing.

Lopez was the first director of the Mashpee Wampanoag Housing Department. She is remembered by friends and family as a tireless advocate of the needy and homeless, a mentor to Wampanoag youth and someone who sacrificed time and energy to help preserve the 12,000-year-old nation’s culture and traditions.

Chairman's Column


Greetings Tribal Family,

It’s taken us a few years and the hard work of many, dedicated tribal members to take these steps toward completing the mission of our dearly departed sister, Alice Lopez.  Alice would often say that our people should never be homeless on their homeland. It was a personal mission that she undertook as she worked tirelessly as a housing advocate in the 90’s and continued in 2003 when she launched our Wampanoag housing program.


Home Rehabilitation Lottery is Now Open – Applications Due March 30


The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Housing Department is pleased to announce it will once again run the “Home Rehabilitation” Lottery. The lottery awards three homeowners that are also members of a federally recognized tribe in the Tribe’s service area up to $15,000 to complete needed home repairs.  Applications for the “Home Rehabilitation” Lottery are being accepted now through Friday, March 30, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

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