Indian Housing and Sanitation Program (IHS)

Our Mission is to provide quality housing on ancestral lands, a place appointed to us by our creator, and to encourage self-determination and economic independence class all tribal members.

 

Housing Application

Any misstatements or omissions in this application may result in disqualification of housing assistance. Further, if assistance is provided, you may be required to repay all program monies expended on your behalf if such misrepresentations are discovered at a later date. All questions must be answered

Please select the type of assistance you need.
Personal Information
Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Physical Address *
Physical Address
Mailing Address
Mailing Address
Only if different from your physical address
Status *
Please provide any additional details about your request for assistance.
Family Information
Please provide us information with all of the family members in your household.
Name of Family Member
Name of Family Member
Date of Birth
Date of Birth
Name of Family Member
Name of Family Member
Date of Birth
Date of Birth
Name of Family Member
Name of Family Member
Date of Birth
Date of Birth
Name of Family Member
Name of Family Member
Date of Birth
Date of Birth
Income Information
Household Member Name *
Household Member Name
$
Household Member Name
Household Member Name
$
Unearned Income
$
$
$
Asset Information
List the type and source of any family assets. Provide both the current cash value and the estimated annual income from the asset.
Household Member Name
Household Member Name
e.g. bank accounts, investments
$
$
Household Member Name
Household Member Name
e.g. bank accounts, investments
$
$
Has any household member received Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or Bureau of Indian Affairs Housing Improvemtn Program (HIP) assistance before? *
Does any family member who permanently resides with you have a severe health problem, handicap or permanent disability?
Has any household member ever been evicted from a residence? *
Has any household member been convicted of a felony? *
Is any family member residing with you a Veteran? *
Do you or anyone in your household own any other property? *
Current Residence Information
Check one *
Do you receive any assistance Rent/Mortgage *
Mortgage Information
Please complete if you own your home
$
$
$
Rental Information
$
Household Information
$
Facilities
Electricity
Please select all that apply
Repairs Needed to Home
If yes, please check the following conditions that apply
Release of Information
I hereby give the Mashpee Wampanoag Housing Department permission to obtain any information necessary to verify and complete my application for request for housing services.
Applicant Certification *
I/We understand the information provided above is obtained to determine if I/WE are eligible to receive Housing Program assistance. I/We hereby certify that all the information provided herein is true and correct. I/We understand that providing false statements or information is grounds for termination of housing assistance and is punishable under federal law. I agree to provide all necessary documentation within 30 days, or I understand that my application will be deemed incomplete and will be procedurally denied. I also agree if I return to the department for financial assistance as second time, I will be required to meet with the Mashpee Housing Department Commission and participate in financial education.
All household members 18 and over must sign a release for the Housing Department to speak with anyone on the tribal members behalf.

Our Office

483 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA, 02649
United States

 
 
 

Indian housing and sanitation program Assistance Guidelines

1. Applicants must be a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe or a member of another Federally Recognized Tribe residing in the service area of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, which includes the following five (5) Massachusetts counties: Barnstable, Bristol, Plymouth, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

2. The Applicant must show proof of ownership for the subject property, or show that the tenants meet income and eligibility requirements of HUD and the Mashpee Wampanoag Housing Department.

3. All household members must provide a social security card and Tribal ID (if applicable).

4. The subject property must have a clear title, i.e. no liens or encumbrances.

5. The Applicant must be current with the mortgage, homeowners insurance, and property taxes.

6. An Indian Health Services application in addition to the standard Housing Department application must be completed.

7. Engineering for the septic design will be procured and contracted by the Housing Department.

8. The Housing Department will solicit all bids and make the final recommendation for the contractor to the funder (Indian Health Services) for final approval. A firm-fixed contract is awarded to the responsive and responsible bidder whose bid is the lowest in price (conforming to all the material terms and conditions for the invitation to bid). Preference is given in the award of contracts to the qualified Indian organizations and Indian-owned economic enterprises. A bid which is not more than 10% higher than the lowest bid is given preference.

9. Once approved by IHS, a contract will be signed by the homeowner, the Director or Assistant Director of the Housing Department and the contractor.

10. The contractor will be paid in full once approvals of final inspections have been signed off by all appropriate authorities.

Please note: All documentation must be received within 30 days of the original intake; otherwise the application will be deemed incomplete and will be procedurally denied. If for any reason the applicant is denied financial assistance, the applicant may appeal the Department’s decision to the Board of Commissioners within ten (10) days from the date of denial.