TERAP

Tribal Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Meskwaki Housing Program will administer the Tribal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP) through local networks of nonprofit agencies starting June 1, 2021.  TERAP can provide rental and utility assistance for eligible renter households affected by COVID-19 so they can retain their housing stability.

Funding will provide rental and utility assistance to eligible households who pay rent or lease their home.  If you are eligible and qualify for assistance, the process could take as long as 14 days before payment is available.  We do not make payments online.

See more info below:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TENANT APPLICATION PACKET.

LANDLORDS MUST ALSO COMPLETE A PACKAGE.  CLICK HERE FOR LANDLOARD PACKET.

TERAP FAQ
TERAP FAQ
Notes to understand about this program:
  1. The Applicant has to be obligated to paying rent and there is verification from the landlord.  This also applies to Utility Assistance.
  2. The Applicant has to be Native American (CDIB or Tribal ID are accepted ID forms) and over 18.
  3. The Applicant has to live in Iowa in the graphed areas shown here: (Other states have similar programs).
  4. We do have application windows of acceptance.

Contact Information & Department Hours

Phone Number

641-484-4678

Toll: 1-800-944-9503

Physical Address & Mailing Address

349 Meskwaki 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.