College Housing Assistance

The College Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) will be posted twice a year during the fall and spring semesters.  The first posting will be July 1st through August 15th for the fall semester. The second posting will be November 15th through the last working day in December for the Spring semester.

Applications received after either deadline dates or are received incomplete will be considered ineligible.

Only full-time students carrying a minimum of 12 academic credits will be eligible for College housing assistance.

If campus living is available for applicants under the age 24, applicants will not be eligible for assistance.  Any applicant 24 years or older will not be required to live in campus dorms.

Applicants taking online courses will not be eligible for assistance.

Applicants participating in the Mutual Help Program on Indian Township will only be eligible for assistance if they are sub-leasing their home and moving out of the area to attend school as a full-time student.

A courtesy letter will be sent to all applicants informing them of any missing information before the closing date.

A special meeting will be held to review all applications for approval or denial before the start of each semester.

Any pending financial information which includes, but is not limited to, unemployment benefits, financial aid, education stipends, employment, etc, must be submitted with the application before the deadlines.

Approved applicants will not receive any payments.  Payments will be made directly to the landlord.

Security deposits must be sent back to the Indian Township Housing Authority.

Renting from immediate family members will be allowed, providing the applicant is living in a separate dwelling.  Verification of a different physical and/or post office address will be required.

Assistance will not be granted to pay any type of back rent.

Applicant must provide a copy of the lease agreement and attach it to the application.  The information must coincide with the applicant’s request for assistance.

Applicants who withdraw from school before the semester is completed will be required to pay any granted assistance back to the Indian Township Housing Authority.

Six (6) months residency must be established to be eligible for the program.

Criteria Checklist will include the following:

  • Education Assistance
  • Tribal Certification
  • School acceptance letter
  • Landlord/organization verification for monthly rent, lease agreement and/or security deposit
  • Proof of income w/clause pending information
  • Campus living verification

Preference will be given to:

  1. Indian Township Tribal members verified by Census Records.
  2. Institutions that do not provide on-campus living or that have no vacancy.

Preferences designated by the Indian Township Housing Authority Director and Board of Commissioners.

REVISED 7/21/2009

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