ALABAMA-COUSHATTA INDIAN HOUSING AUTHORITY
The ACIHA provides affordable housing and safe sanitary conditions to the
Alabama-Coushatta Indian people.
Housing is Active
In the last 2 years, the Housing Authority has:
4 BIA Housing improvement homes built
4 more in contruction
2 more NAHASDA homes in contruction
(Native American Housing Assistance & Self-Determination Act )
25 new homes in the process of building
Under policy and regulation, the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Housing Authority has the freedom to run their housing the way they need and want to for the best of the tribal people.
In 1971, former president George H.W. Bush came to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe as a congressman. At the time the tribe was not a federally recognized tribe, but a state tribe.
Being a state tribe, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe was not qualified for housing and needed help. The tribe asked Congressman Bush to help our housing. In doing so, Bush helped built the first 40 homes of the Housing Authority, then we built 200 more homes. We then were a Federally Recognized Tribe and were qualified for the Housing Authority.
Unlike departments of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, The Housing Authority is one of three separate tribal designated entities. (I.H.S., HeadStart & Housing)
Being a seperate entity, the Housing Authority also recieves seperate fundings from H.U.D (Housing Urban & Development)
Exectutive Director- Roland Poncho
Maintainence Supervisor- Vacant
Accounting Tech.- Heather Battise
Administative Tech.- Beryl Battise
For more information on the Housing Authority, please contact:
PHONE (936) 563-1130
FAX (936) 563-1138