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To see that every tribal member can access housing that meets their individual needs and is free from any form of discrimination.

Mission Statement

To provide affordable, decent, safe and sanitary housing for Tribal members through supportive and orderly community development; offer services that support social, physical and community housing activities and education to promote harmony, cooperation and values.

Some Samish Indian Nation Housing Department programs are limited to specific service areas. The Samish Indian Nation's ten county service area covers Clallam, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom.



Homelessness Prevention

Have you received a Three-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate? Are you facing eviction for nonpayment of rent?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, we may be able to assist you in catching up on past due amounts. Click for more detail.

Rapid Re-Housing

Are you living in an overcrowded situation? Are you living in your car or van or tent? Have you just lost your home?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, we may be able to assist you in finding a new place to live, financial assistance, and budgeting. Click for more detail.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

Having trouble finding an affordable place to live? Are you having trouble paying rent each month?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, we may be able to find you a more affordable place to live and/or assist with rental payments. Click for more detail.


Have you recently had an unexpected expense to where you are having trouble making your housing/rent payments? Are your monthly housing/rent payments so high you are unable to tend to cultural needs or attend cultural events?

This might be the program for you. This is a grant-funded program to support citizens in maintaining housing goals as well as expanding cultural and tribal involvement. Click for more detail.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Heating bill too high? Electric bill unmanageable? Are you an elder, person with a disability, or have someone under the age of 6 years old with you and need cooling in the summer or heat in the winter?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, this program can help you with weatherization, energy payments, and help you be more energy efficient. Click for more detail.

Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)

Running out of food before your next paycheck? Unable to afford healthy foods?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, this program supplies vouchers and/or bulk purchases for citizens. Click for more detail.

COVID-19 Flex funding

Have you been impacted by COVID-19? Lost your job or decreased hours due to COVID-19? Unable to purchase food, clothes, or other necessary items?

This might be the program for you. If eligible, this program covers rent, office supplies, utility assistance, childcare, etc. Contact for more detail.

For information or to apply for a housing program, please contact Olivia Kolppa okolppa@samishtribe.nsn.us (360) 726-3367 

Housing Policies

Organization and Chat

Group to get together and discuss organization tips and tricks and other life events.

Dates: 13 Jan, 2021

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One full hour led by a certified yoga instructor to get you up, moving, and connecting breath and body. Recommended for class: yoga mat or towel that won't slip, strap/neck tie/long sock, yoga block/stack of small books that won't fall over/small box that won't collapse.

Dates: 09 Apr, 2021

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Chelangen Live! - Drop Spindling

Drop Spindling

Dates: 21 – 21 Oct, 2021

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Samish Elders Virtual Bingo Fun!

Dates: 22 – 22 Oct, 2021

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2021 Harvest Fest!

Harvest Fest

Dates: 06 – 06 Nov, 2021

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Samish Elders Holiday Gathering

Dates: 03 – 03 Dec, 2021

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2021 Virtual Christmas Party!

Dates: 04 – 04 Dec, 2021

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Chelángen Live! - Shawl Class

Dates: 07 – 07 Dec, 2021

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Chelángen Live - Shawl Class

Dates: 09 – 09 Dec, 2021

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Chelángen Live Chat & Craft

Dates: 15 – 15 Dec, 2021

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