HHCDA Covid-19 Update

NEW! Emergency Rental Assistance 2021

HHCDA has new funding available to assist renters with with rental arrears, utility arrears, prospective (future) rent.

HHCDA offers eligible households assistance with current or late rent, energy or utility bills, and other housing costs dating back to the start of the pandemic. Applicants must be a rental resident who has experienced a significant income loss or costs due directly or indirectly to COVID-19, is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, and has a household income at or below 80% of the area median income.

Click the link below to download a copy of the application.

 Emergency Rental Assistance Application -2021

 

HHCDA Community Center Usage– HHCDA will temporarily suspend the use of HHCDA Community Centers due to the recent uptick in HCN Covid positive results. HHCDA will honor any reservations already made. Any public gatherings in the community centers should be limited to 10 or less participants and practice social distancing. HHCDA will allow the buildings to be used for funerals, as in the past.

These community centers include the following:

       Blue Wing Community Center

       Chakh Ha Chee Community Center

       Indian Mission Community Center

       Indian Heights Community Center

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:

  • The HHCDA office is closed to general visitors. We will allow tenants and applicants to the office with appointments.
  • If you need to contact a staff member please feel free to call or email
  • Any and all HHCDA community buildings will not be rented out for events (the only exception to this is for wakes and funerals)
  • Maintenance will only be responding to emergency work orders
  • 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 – Dennis Boyle

608-343-1215

Tomah/Nekoosa/De Pere – Christian Bird

608-343-0515

Onalaska/West Salem – Christian Bird

608-343-0515

Wittenberg – Todd Zaddack

715-853-1746

Wisconsin Dells/Baraboo – John Emery

608-343-0714

Madison – Larry Alton

608-357-0026

Operations Director – Raven Rosin

608-343-0664

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

HUD FUNDED CARES Program Applications

HHCDA has received a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant to to provide assistance during Covid-19 Crisis. 

Elders that have received a utility grant from HHCDA this past year are eligible for this round of Elder Utility Assistance.

HHCDA has the following grant programs available.

Rental Assistance-$1,400

Mortgage Assistance-$2,100

Elder Utility Grants-$350

Please use the webpage fillable application or download the COVID-19 Assistance Application and return it to HHCDA the following ways:

                 US Mail, HHCDA, P.O. Box 730 Tomah, WI 54660

                 Fax, 608-374-1270 or 608-374-1251

                 Applications can be dropped off at 1112 E. Monowau St. Tomah WI 54660

                 HCN Mail courier drops on Tuesdays and Thursday

                 Email applications to HHCDAtenantservices@ho-chunk.com

               ICDBG Assistance Application 10-2020 (ICDBG HUD FUNDS) PDF Version

                If you are unable to print out the application and have access to a smart phone or                        computer, look below and fill out the application on line. 

 

 

ICDBG Information

HHCDA has recently received a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant to to provide assistance during Covid-19 Crisis. 

Due to the high demand for assistance, if you have received a CARES Act rental assistance or mortgage assistance grant from HHCDA, this past year you are not eligible for a grant at this time. 

Elders that have received a utility grant from HHCDA this past year are eligible for this round of Elder Utility Assistance.

HHCDA has the following grant programs available.

Rental Assistance-$1,400

Mortgage Assistance-$2,100

Elder Utility Grants-$350

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.

Helpful Links

HHCDA has new funding available to assist renters with with rental arrears, utility arrears, prospective rent. 

HHCDA offers eligible households assistance with current or late rent, energy or utility bills, and other housing costs dating back to the start of the pandemic. Applicants must be a rental resident who has experienced a significant income loss or costs due directly or indirectly to COVID-19, is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, and has a household income at or below 80% of the area median income.  

Click the link below to download a copy of the application.

   Emergency Rental Assistance Application -2021 

HHCDA Rental Assistance Application https://hhcda.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ERP-Application-3-03-21.pdf

Fillable Applications

PURPOSE: This form will allow 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. 

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PURPOSE: Please use this application for assistance with Rental Payments, Mortgage Payment and Elder Utility Assistance.

This assistance is funded by US Department of Housing and Urban Development with the goal of keeping families in their homes during the COVID Crisis. 20% of the funding for Mortgage Assistance and Rental Assistance can be used for families that are over the Median Area Income of the H0-Chunk Nation.

Elder Utility Assistance is limited to families at or below the 80% Area Median Income.

Fill Out Form

Ho-Chunk Nation Covid-19 News Updates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            November 29, 2020

CONTACT: Kiana Beaudin, Ho-Chunk Nation Health Department Health Officer, 715-284-9851

COVID-19 Update Confirmed Case in the Ho-Chunk Nation

Ho-Chunk Nation – The Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health received notification through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS) of 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our jurisdiction, bringing the count to 501 positive cases.  The Ho-Chunk Nation positive cases are reflected in the County reports that update daily at WIDHS.gov.  Currently there are 106 active positive cases.

The Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health closely monitors all pending and positive cases within our service delivery area.  When the lab confirms a positive COVID-19 case, the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health is notified.  It is the Department of Health’s duty to follow up with the positive cases to conduct a contact tracing investigation.  During this investigation, the individual is asked to report on who they had close contact with (including others who were ill) and if they have recently traveled. 

Please respect the privacy of person(s) being tested for COVID-19.  HIPAA refers to a law designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients’ medical records and other health information.  Details about COVID-19 cases are confidential.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 continues to grow in area across Wisconsin and nationwide.  The HCN Health Department service delivery area reaches 15 counties in the State of Wisconsin and include: Dane, La Crosse, Wood, Sauk, Eau Claire, Columbia, Marathon, Monroe, Clark, Juneau, Jackson, Shawano, Vernon, Adams and Crawford.

Currently all 15 of those County Health Departments are reporting positive cases. Physical or social distancing-the practice of keeping at least 6 feet apart from others and avoiding direct physical contact-is proving to be the only effective means of slowing the rate of infection.  The Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health is continually monitoring this pandemic and continues to work with our local county health departments and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

© Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency 2020