Housing Department Mission 

To provide Tribal families with housing assistance opportunities while promoting a healthy living environment, creating a sense of community and building economic self-sufficiency.

About the Housing Department

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indian Housing Department’s goal is to carry out the Department’s mission statement by offering Housing Assistance Programs to Tribal Citizens of all income levels. This includes the rental of Tribally-owned dwelling units, Down Payment Assistance, Housing Improvement, HOOP, IDA, Principal Pay Down, Rental Assistance including funding for full time students seeking higher education and a Water & Sewer/Sanitation Improvement Program. These programs are coupled with Housing and Financial Education, for groups and individually, whichever best suit the Citizen's needs.

The Housing Department is governed by the Gun Lake Tribal Council along with a three-person Housing Committee comprised of Tribal Citizens.

Income Limits*

To extend assistance opportunities to Tribal Citizens of all income levels, the Housing Department utilizes a combination of both grant funding and general Tribal funds. Applicants whose income exceeds the HUD issued income limits will have access to the Tribally Funded programs. Applicants will be subject to the requirements dictated by the funding source.

  • 1 Person:          $40,850
  • 2 Person:          $46,650
  • 3 Person:          $52,500
  • 4 Person:          $58,300
  • 5 Person:          $63,000
  • 6 Person:          $67,650
  • 7 Person:          $72,300
  • 8 Person:          $77,000


Housing Assistance Handbook 

 Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians’ Housing Assistance “Handbook” governs the activities of the Housing Department. The Handbook contains a listing of each of the programs offered by the Department along with each program’s objective, benefit(s) offered and eligibility criteria. Handbooks are available in paper version or on a flash drive, upon request. Tribal Citizens can download the Housing Assistance Handbook by logging into the member portal >> Click Here

Housing Staff 

Jason Palmer, Housing Director 
Carrie Brooks, Project Manager
Rachel Jacko, Rental Specialist
Sireece Martin, Housing Specialist

Contact the Housing Department

(269) 397-1780

2872 Mission Dr. 
Shelbyville, MI 49344