Meskwaki Housing Program
The Meskwaki Housing Program was established to provide safe, modern, and quality homes for individuals and families in a fair, cost-effective manner. We embrace the ideal that a home is the ultimate expression of our client’s self-esteem and in order to facilitate that, our product and our people must be the best possible. As a result of this responsibility, this program remains committed to seeking out new and innovative technologies and techniques that will ultimately benefit our clients, staff, and the Tribe as a whole.
What We Do
The Meskwaki Community is a unique blend of customized fabrications of single-family dwellings. The foundation of each home serves as a sign of safety and security which strengthens cultural ties. Our staff consists of skillful and experienced people to serve the needs in repair and maintenance of existing structures, construction of new homes, and daily operations. Our workforce is held to evenhanded operations to ensure homes are maintained, the department is sustained, and the community housing needs are met.
Our department works closely with the Realty and Housing committees in making decisions regarding the housing needs of the community. Specifically, our services include:
- Accept and process applications for single-family homes
- Build new homes for qualified Tribal members
- Provide maintenance services to assignees
- Rehabilitate and re-assign existing homes for qualified applicants
- Provide education to assignees regarding maintenance of homes
- Pest management/control services and education
- GIS Services
The Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa cares for its community members and is prepared to address necessary housing needs. The Housing Department is responsible in categorizing and managing various types of homes. These Low Income Apartments are designated for Tribally enrolled tenants. SFHD and 20 apartments are located in the center of the Meskwaki Settlement.
Homeowner Assistance Fund
Assistance is available for mortgage payments, utilities, homeowner’s insurance and property tax payments for Sac & Fox Tribal Homeowners who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Housing Department Staff
Housing Committee Members
Department Contact Information
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Physical & Mailing Address
100 East Village Road
Tama, IA 52339
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Get in touch with our main office if you have general questions or need assistance finding the correct department to contact.