Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority

What we do for our communities

Northern Circle Programs & Services

Rising up from COVID - 19

We are here to help


With the introductions of the COVID 19 pandemic, we all felt the panic and fear as businesses began to lay of employees and unemployment became unresponsive. NCIHA received government funding, Cares Act, in 2020 to help tribal communities affected by COVID 19. In 2021, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) began funded by the US Department of Treasury that is assisting renters to make up past due payments and bills. As of November 2021, NCIHA has opened applications for the Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) to assist homeowners affected by COVID-19. We received confirmation that NCIHA will receive additional funds in the American Rescue Act, this will help both renters and homeowners affected by the pandemic, though a date has not yet be decided for when for when applications will be accepted. Check in regularly on our website and Facebook page for updates of COVID assistance.

Rental Assistance

Apply to have a subsidy payment help you with your monthly rental charges in the private market

Move-In Deposit Assistance

A one time payment for a deposit for a rental in the private market. Available for members of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, the Manchester/Point Arena Band of Pomo Indians, and the Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians.

Homeowner Assistance Fund

Homeowners can apply for financial assistance with past due mortgage or utility payments.

Housing Rehabilitation

Homeowners can apply for their homes to be improved for health and safety

On-Site Residency

Apply to live in a low-income home managed by NCIHA at your Reservation/ Rancheria

Credit Building for Renters

Apply to have your monthly on time payments reported to the credit bureau to raise credit scores

Housing and Disability Advocacy Program

Assistance to help homeless and disabled who are not yet receiving social security benefits

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Down Payment Assistance

Apply for assistance when purchasing a home - You must already be in the First Time Homebuyers Program

First Time Homebuyers

Request information to learn the steps to homeownership, credit building, and budgeting - It's recommended to apply early!

Waugh Lane Residency

Apply to live in an NCIHA owned and managed home located in Ukiah, CA

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Funding for the CARES Act Program has been depleted. However, we may still be able to help you with one of our other programs

Program Closed

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program has been depleted. However, we may still be able to help you with one of our other programs.

we review every application we receive

I applied, now what?

Northern Circle has received your application and now you’re curious about what you should do? We’ll contact you!

Depending on which application you submitted with NCIHA, a staff member of that department will review and verify your application and reach out to you about your submission. We will receive your application the day you submitted it through our website or fax; 3-5 business days by mail, and will begin processing you into our system. It takes up to 10 business days to receive a response about your application.

In the meantime, if you have a change in your information, such as a change in contact information, please reach out to us so we can update your application and prevent any delays in processing.


Mail: 694 Pinoleville Dr. Ukiah CA

Phone: (707) 468 1336