Address:
6406 Marine Dr
Tulalip, WA 98271
(Driving Directions from Seattle)
(Driving Directions from Bellingham)

Phone: 360-716-4580

Email: housingadmin@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov

Frequently Asked Questions:
Printable FAQ

Housing and Construction Department

Housing Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington Housing Department is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for eligible Native Americans with a preference for Tulalip Tribes members through construction, private financing assistance, housing acquisition, modernization, maintenance of existing housing and provision of supportive services and other housing assistance programs.

View the most current housing sites.

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The family must have at least one family member who is enrolled in a federally recognized tribe; preference policy for Tulalip Tribal Members is in place.
  • Meet the Income Limits for the Snohomish County as part of the Seattle-Bellevue, WA, HUD Metro FMR Area. The Seattle–Bellevue, WA, HUD Metro FMR Area contains the following areas: King County, WA, and Snohomish County, WA. The Income Limits Summary is posted annually at www.huduser.org.
  • The Tulalip Tribes Housing Department service delivery area is Snohomish County.
  • The Tulalip Tribes of Washington Housing Department, Housing Management Policies describes "Additional Criteria for Admission." Please refer to the "Policies" selection of this web page for further information regarding eligibility.

History

In December 1976, the Tulalip Board of Directors adopted Ordinance #33 that created the Tulalip Tribes Housing Authority. The Housing Authority was a separate entity from the Tribes and operated under the direction of a Board of Commissioners and an Executive Director. Between 1982 and 1996, the Housing Authority received sixteen grants through HUD’s Traditional Indian Housing Development Program that resulted in the construction of 135 rental homes and 133 mutual help home-ownership homes.

In October 1996, Congress enacted the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act, which created the Indian Housing Block Grant program. Since that time, the Tulalip Tribes has been awarded an annual grant of approximately $2 million upon the approval of an annual Indian Housing Plan. The annual grant amount was recently increased to approximately $3.4 million following HUD’s approval of Tulalip’s request to expand the area on which the grant amount is based.

In order to give the Board of Directors direct oversight of the housing programs in 2004, it was decided to dissolve the Housing Authority and create the Tulalip Tribes Housing Department, an arrangement that was formalized through the adoption of Ordinance #128. Under this structure, the Board of Commissioners has been eliminated and the Housing Manager reports directly to the General Manager.

Tulalip Construction / TTHAPS

Our Mission: We are a team that is extremely committed to assisting Tulalip Tribal members meet their housing needs and goals.