The General Welfare Exclusion Accessibility Program (GWEAP) funds over-income families with a one-time grant of $5,000 for accessibility features in the primary bathroom of the owner-occupied residence. Grants are solely to provide handicap accessible toilets, showers and grab bars.
GWEAP grants will be made available to Tribal homeowners within the 11-county service area. First priority is for over-income households whose income exceeds the eligibility requirements. Second priority will be low-income households. The over-income grant is for eligible applicants and is limited to one grant per person/address/household.
Over-income refers to Tribal members whose income exceeds the income limits set by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA). These are listed below:
Applications, including proof of current annual income, enrollment, and proof of homeownership with the Tribal member’s name on it must be submitted to the Housing Office by Tuesday; January 31, 2023, at 4:30 PM. Applications received after that date and time will not be accepted by the Siletz Tribal Housing Department.
Qualified applicants who submit a completed application with all required documentation will be placed in a lottery drawing that will be held during February on a date approved by the Tribal Council.
You must include the following with your application:
- Proof of Home Ownership (Example: Mortgage Statement, Deed or Annual Tax Statement)
- Proof of Current Income (Example: Current two consecutive check stubs)
- Proof of Enrollment (Example: Tribal I.D. Card or Certification of Indian Blood)
If you have any questions, please contact Jeanette Mason at 800-922-1399, ext. 1316; 541-444-8316; or JeanetteM@ctsi.nsn.us.