The Winnebago Reservation lacks affordable housing for Tribal members and those who could afford a monthly house payment have been forced to live elsewhere. Others do not have the funds to purchase a home because of the lack of down payment available to them. Ho-Chunk, Inc. and the Winnebago Tribe have worked together to develop a Housing Down Payment Assistance Program that provides a significant portion of a standard down payment for a new homeowner. The homeowner does go through a special education course and must meet other criteria to qualify.
Between 2000 and 2013 home ownership rates climbed by 4.6% for the Reservation compared to 1.2% for Nebraska. Median home values increased by 28.7%. Through our community development corporation, Ho-Chunk, Inc. supported the building of 37 housing units with contributions of $5.5 million.*
"The Economic Contributions of Ho-Chunk to the Winnebago Reservation, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and the U.S.” Ernest Goss, Ph.D., Goss & Associates, August 25, 2015.
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