The Rental Assistance Program provides rent subsidies for income qualified working families. This is a tenant based program where the tenant is subsidized, not the rental unit. The participant must find their own housing within the seven county service area (Upper Peninsula). This allows the participant to select a rental unit that meets their needs and the program requirements. The participant will be rquired to pay 30% of their adjusted gross income to the landlord and the Housing Authority will pay the remainder up to Fair Market Rent for that area. The rental unit must pass a Housing Quality Standards Inspection prior to leasing.

Sault Tribe Housing Authority recognizes that many needs cannot be met by the existing low-income rental program. This program was created to expand housing opportunities while meeting unique needs of Tribal families, thus providing rental assistance off trust land. The funding for this program is limited. We will be able to assist the family for a maximum of two years.

 

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