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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.

MBSS 2021 Calendar

Class Descriptions

Elá7e7nexw Employment & Training Client Support Group:
Support, encourage, and share with others who are working on employment and training goals.
Contact: Shawnee Hansen shansen@samishtribe.nsn.us or Ray Avery ravery@samishtribe.nsn.us

Wellness Wednesday:
Learn about and discuss a wide variety of topics related to self-care, employment, household management, mental/physical health, and current events.
Contact: Donna Adamson dadamson@samishtribe.nsn.us

Parenting Support:
Each class will cover at least a half an hour of topic content and a half an hour of discussion. To focus on positive reinforcement for parents and will discuss what positive reinforcement is, reframing language, “little victories,” picking battles with children, and child personalities.
Contact: Donna Adamson dadamson@samishtribe.nsn.us

Organization and Chat: 
Healthy housekeeping tips and chatting about life events and supporting each other.
Contact: Patricia Breckenridge pbreckenridge@samishtribe.nsn.us

Health and Wellness Circle:
Learn about and discuss different topics at each gathering. Topics will range from mindfulness and grounding, nutrition, to boundary setting, and living in recovery. Contact Desirée-Kay for topic schedules and to register for the group.
Contact: Desiree-Kay Robinson drobinson@samishtribe.nsn.us

This group is led by 200hr RYT to help us get up, moving, stretching, and connecting our body, breath, and mind. This is an all-levels class and will provide modifications or advanced options for those who want/need them. This class is open to all Samish citizens. You will want a mat or flat non-slip surface on which to practice. This class has a limit of 10 and requires a camera to be on to ensure the safety of all participants.
Contact: Jacqueline Martin jmartin@samishtribe.nsn.us


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 Rachel Phair rphair@samishtribe.nsn.us (360) 935‑0736

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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Tea Mixology

Dates: 17 – 17 Aug, 2021

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Tea Mixology

Dates: 19 – 19 Aug, 2021

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Cattail Weaving

Dates: 31 – 31 Aug, 2021

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Cattail Weaving

Dates: 02 – 02 Sep, 2021

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Samish Elders Virtual Fall Gathering

Samish Elders Virtual Fall Gathering

Dates: 10 – 10 Sep, 2021

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Fall Cultural Gathering

Dates: 18 – 18 Sep, 2021

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