Nooksack Housing Department

The Nooksack Housing Department currently serves a significant portion of the Nooksack Tribal community in providing housing services. Nooksack Housing provides housing opportunities for 179 Nooksack families to help people overcome different barriers. Of the 179 Nooksack families housed, 59 of such families have conveyed an interest in homeownership; 100 families are active participants of eventual homeownership programs and 22 are participants of the Low Rent Program. Nooksack Housing also administers a waiting list of Tribal members in need of affordable housing, and is creating future plans and developments that would keep this list to a minimum.

Here is our Nooksack Housing Application Part A & Part B that you can print, complete and return to the Housing Department. Or mail to Nooksack Housing Department, PO Box 157, Deming, WA 98244. These forms are also available at our office. For more information about the Nooksack Housing, call (360) 592-5163.

Nooksack Housing helps Tribal members connect with other state and federal housing services, including the Section 184 Home Loan Program, Down Payment Assistance, as well as other administrative assistance.

Section 184 Home Loan Program

Section 184 Home Loan Program assists to-be homeowners with partial down payment or closing costs for the purchase of a primary residence. Nooksack Housing Department manages its own 184 Loam Program with federal funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The purpose of the 184 Loan Program is to provide mortgage financing to Native Americans, by increasing Native access to home financing and improving the value of Native investments. Eligibility for the 184 Home Loan Program is based on credit, affordability/sufficient income, reasonable outside financing, and the completion of homeownership classes. Funding allows for up to two residents per year at no more than $5,000 each.

1st Tribal Lending is a tribally owned and operated mortgage provider dedicated to providing section 184 home loans to tribal members with an easy and efficient experience. 1st Tribal Leading has successfully closed thousands of home loans for Native Americans around the nation. Find their online application here, and print copy here.

Home Owners/Renters Insurance

The Nooksack Housing Department contacted the Amerind Insurance Company to acquire insurance packages for all the Tribal Home Owners / Conveyed Homes. Nooksack Housing is addressing an insurance concern in our community by connecting the families with a tribally owned insurance company. The Nooksack Tribal members will have to reach out to Amerind Insurance to acquire their own insurance plans. If there are any concerns or questions, please reach out and contact a Housing Department representative. See below in the quick links for more information.

Housing Department Staff

  • Malori Klushkan

    Housing Director

    Phone: After Hours, Emergency only 360-746-9327

  • Lisa Cooper

    Housing Case Manager

  • Rodney Johnny

    Housing Case Manager

  • Sheila Cooper

    Office Coordinator

  • Josephine Grant

    Housing Accountant


  • Jeremy Roberts

    Housing Inspector

  • Jesse Madera

    Housing Maintenance Lead

  • Leonard Redfox

    Housing Maintenance Lead

  • Devon Roberts

    Housing Maintenance Worker

  • Jacob Roberts

    Housing Maintenance/Custodial

  • Genessee Cooper

    Housing Custodian