Sault Tribe Housing Authority
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, having achieved federal recognition in September 1975. The Tribe provides significant services in the areas of Child Welfare, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Victim Advocacy, Housing, Law Enforcement, Judicial Services, Health, and Education.
The Sault Tribe's federally designated service area is the 7 eastern counties of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, inclusive of Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, Alger, Schoolcraft, Marquette and Delta counties. This is an area of 8,572 square miles in the shape of a triangle 90 miles wide at the base and 170 miles long. It is a high rural area with an average population of 20.6 persons (Native and Non-Native) per square mile. The Tribe has 9 reservations/trust land sites in the service area. The largest is Sault Ste. Marie (Chippewa County) followed by Kincheloe (Chippewa County). Other sites include Manistique (Schoolcraft County), Hessel (Mackinac County), Escanaba (Delta County), Marquette (Marquette County), Wetmore (Alger County), Newberry (Luce County), and St. Ignace (Mackinac County).
“Improve the quality of life for our Tribal members through affordable and unique housing opportunities.”
“To create and sustain Housing Programs that strengthen the quality of life, economic self-sufficiency, and future growth for the members of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians.”