HHCDA offers one-time Rental Assistance in response to COVID-19

By Ardith Van Riper

     In response to the declared State of Emergency during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Ho-Chunk Housing & Community Development Agency (HHCDA) offers one-time rental assistance to eligible households.  The grant amount cannot exceed $700 and will be released to the landlord.  

     In 2008, HHCDA began a Rental Assistance Program targeting American Indian and Alaskan Native households.  This Response to COVID-19 Rental Assistance is in addition to that 2008 program.

     The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds the program, and compliance with federal requirements must be adhered to.

     Some eligibility requirements include that the head of the household must be 18 years of age or older, annual income must not exceed low-income limits set by HUD, and the applicant must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe.  One application per household.

     Total funds for this program are limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

     The HHCDA service area covers the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Districts in Wisconsin and all of District 4.

     Additional information and the application can be found at https://hhcda.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Covid-19-Rental-Assistance-Policy-and-Application.pdf.

     Contact HHCDA with questions at 608-374-1245 or toll-free at 800-236-2260.  Completed forms can be emailed to Raven.Rosin@ho-chunk.com, or mailed to HHCDA, P.O. Box 730, Tomah, WI 54660, or faxed to 608-374-1251.