The Housing Program for the Little Shell Tribe is currently working on these programs to help members of the Tribe that qualify for these services.



The Little Shell Tribal Council has established the Homeowners Assistance Fund (“HAF”) to mitigate financial hardships associated with the COVID-19 pandemic by providing funds to assist Little Shell tribal members with preventing homeowner mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacements of homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020, through qualified expenses related to mortgages and housing.

The Little Shell Tribal Housing Department is now accepting applications nationwide.

Due to limited funding, the Housing Department cannot guarantee  that all applications received will be approved for funding. All applications will be approved on a first-come first-serve basis.


Types of Homeowners Assistance Available:

  • Mortgage Payment Assistance & Reinstatement
  • Utilities including electricity, gas, water and sewer, trash removal and fuel oil
  • Internet or Broadband Services
  • Other Expenses related to homeownership such as homeowners’ insurance, certain down payment assistance loans, HOA fees or liens and delinquent property taxes.

For all questions, please email or call 406.315.2400. The Housing Department is scheduling in-person consultations to provide help on the application by appointment only


LS HAF Application – Nationwide


The Little Shell Tribal Council established the Elder Housing Assistance Program (EHAP) to improve the housing conditions of Little Shell tribal elder homeowners by replacing, removing or repairing housing defects. The Tribal Council has recognized the need to ensure that our elders have energy efficient appliances that are reliable and dependable.


The EHAP Appliance Upgrade Program will provide appliance upgrades for appliances that do not meet current energy efficiency standards. Additionally, all major appliances will be evaluated for safety issues and replaced as necessary to mitigate any issues identified. Appliance upgrades will require a site visit by the Housing Department EHAP Coordinator to validate the need for upgrades and to determine replacement specifications.


Select Appliances Eligible for Upgrades:

  • Refrigerator / Freezer Combo
  • Gas Stove / Electric Range
  • Dishwasher
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer


Eligibility Requirement:

  • Little Shell Tribal Members age 62 years or older;
  • Owns a Home in Cascade County (we will expand to other counties soon); and
  • Meets Low Income Household – 80% of Median Income ($47,050 for single person or $67,200 for a 4 person household).

LS EHAP Application

Contracting Opportunities


LS RFP Appliance Installation


The Little Shell Tribal Housing Department is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to provide installation of residential appliances as part of the Elder Housing Assistance Program (“Program”). The installation services are scheduled to begin in October 2023 for residents of Cascade County, MT. The contractor must be able to install household appliances in awarded households in Cascade County. Appliances that require installation may include refrigerators with and without ice makers, built-in dishwashers, gas and electric ranges, gas and electric hot water heaters, washers, and gas and electric dryers.


Proposals must be submitted on or before September 15, 2023 at 5:00pm MT to


LS RFQ Residential Appliances


The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana Housing Department (“LSTHD”) is seeking quotes for supply and delivery of energy efficient residential appliances for the Elder Housing Assistance Program (“Program”). This Program is scheduled to begin in October 2023 for residents of Cascade County, MT. The LSTHD is looking for an appliance provider to source residential appliances under a Blanket Purchase Agreement for residents of Cascade County, MT. The intention of a blanket agreement is to allow LSTHD to order appliances from the awarded vendor(s) up to a certain value assigned to the total contract. LSTHD has flexibility in the length and value of the contract.


Proposals must be submitted on or before September 15, 2023 at 5:00pm MT to


LS RFQ Residential Appliance