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Mission Statement

The Spirit Lake Housing Corporation will provide low income, quality housing in a safe and healthy environment to the people of the Mni Wakan Oyate. The Spirit Lake Housing Corporation will strive to maintain drug & alcohol free housing communities that reflect the traditions of the Mni Wakan Oyate.


Guiding Principles

I. PEOPLE EXCELLENCE - Promote people excellence by providing skills assessment, career planning and personal improvement plans. Value learning in all employees and support individual and team growth through training plans, individual and team goals, and praise and reward systems. Demonstrate commitment to our employees with every action.


II. PRIDED IN SLHC – Speak with pride about the Spirit Lake Housing Corporation when dealing with the general public, tribal offices, and governmental affiliations, and fellow employees. Uphold the 7 Guiding Principles as a normal part of doing business. Respect SLHC facilities and property. Demonstrate pride in the services offered by the Spirit Lake Housing Corporation.


Improve tenant satisfaction in services with the Spirit Lake Housing Corporation programs, improving tenant service and providing total quality homes. The Spirit Lake Housing Corporation will concentrate on approachability and quality assistance in customer relations.


IV. PROMOTE OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENT SELF-SUFFICIENCY - Provide incentives and goals for families residing in low-income housing by encouraging the development of resident organizations and on-the-job training programs.


V. IMPROVE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT – Provide education and training through the Homebuyer Program. And training to tenants on the maintenance of their homes and improve housing areas. The goal of the Spirit Lake Housing Corporation staff is to support tenants and residents in improving the appearance and enhancing the value of their homes, including drug prevention and crime prevention programs.


VI. SEEK ALTERNATIVE FUNDS – Seek ways to become a self-contained full service housing mechanism through home ownership training models, mortgage lending capacity, loan servicing and partnering with other agencies. The reality of reduced federal funding forces the Spirit Lake Housing Corporation to review ways in which funding from public and private financing may be utilized for housing development.


VII. CONSTRUCT NEW HOMES ON THE SPIRIT LAKE NATION – Coordinate planning and integrate housing development resources among housing providers to maximize benefits of NAHASDA funds.


VIII. PROMOTE ECONOMIC GROWTH – Contribute to the Spirit Lake Nation economy base whereby local people can use skills in construction of new housing, renovating housing projects and provide employment opportunities, Providing the management capabilities to ensure that the SLHC will enforce fair housing to all.