HHCDA Covid-19 Updates

HHCDA HEATING Assistance (only one Round of Funding has been approved)

HHCDA is now offering Heating Assistance to Ho-Chunk Nation Members. This program is intended to assist Ho-Chunk Nation Households with energy assistance. This program is funded by the Ho-Chunk Nation and is not only for low income families.

**Please note if you or your household has not yet applied for this program there are still funds available.** (as of 4-20-2023)

Ho-Chunk Nation Households are eligible to receive up to $650 for energy assistance. Funds can be used to pay for the primary source of heat in your household, Natural Gas, Propane (LP), Fuel Oil, Wood and Electric. 


You can live in any Ho-Chunk Nation Legislative District.

You do not have to be low-income to receive funds.

Your name does not have to be on the bill that is to be paid. Applicant must have the same address as the bill to be paid. 

Can be used only once per household, regardless of how many tribal members live in the household.

Tribal members that do not have a tribal ID can submit alternative tribal member verification. (Legacy Payment check stubs)

Can be used on gas bill and or electric bill. The household can split up the $650 to pay on both bills.

Can be used to pay for wood, if wood is the primary source of heat in home. Wood supplier must provide invoice and w-9.


Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) Closing out program 4-17-2023

HHCDA is closing the federally funded Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF). Applications were closed on April 16, 2023, due to low remaining funds available. Applications received prior to that date will be processed in order they were received until all available assistance funds are exhausted.

HAF launched in December 2021 to help families avoid homelessness due to pandemic-related financial hardship. The program was administered by Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency, the program has been able to provide a total of $3 million to help families avoid homelessness related to COVID-19. A total of 600 Ho-Chunk Homeowners were assisted with homeownership costs including mortgage assistance, tax arrearage, homeowners insurance and utility assistance.

“We are grateful for the U.S. Dept. of Treasury support in helping to keep Ho-Chunk families housed over the last two years,” said Executive Director Neil Whitegull. “We’ve been able to help hundreds of families through this program.

Tribal Households maybe eligible to apply to state assistance programs, below are links to a few of the surrounding state assistance funds.


https://homehelpmn.org/ -Minnesota Homeowners

https://www.illinoishousinghelp.org – Illinois


https://cdola.colorado.gov/emergency-mortgage-assistance -Colorado

https://camortgagerelief.org/ -California

HHCDA Information

First and foremost, here at HHCDA the safety and well-being of both our tenants and employees are of significant importance. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we have updated a few of our guidelines, all of which are listed below.

To All HHCDA Tenants:

  • If you need to contact a staff member please feel free to call or email
  • The only employees to be dispatched are those that do not exhibit any cold or flu symptoms
  • Staff will not enter a unit if any household members of that unit are ill (you will be asked this when you call)
  • Maintenance contacts:

Romona Manning

608-374-1245 ext. 8815 or 608-387-5153

Black River Falls – Roy Littlegeorge


Tomah/Nekoosa/De Pere – Christian Bird


Onalaska/West Salem – Christian Bird


Wittenberg – Corwin Roth


Wisconsin Dells/Baraboo – Jullian Berg


Madison – Larry Alton


Operations Director – Raven Rosin


Please be clear and honest that all household members are free of illness when calling in for emergency work orders

For information regarding COVID-19 please visit the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health below.

Your patience and understanding are very much appreciated. Be safe and stay healthy.

Ho-Chunk Nation Covid-19 News Updates

Helpful Links

Fillable Applications

PURPOSE: This form will allow you to submit a work order to let HHCDA Maintenance staff know a problem exists. Please fill out the form and submit, be as detailed as possible in the description box about the problem you are encountering. 


© Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency 2020