Tribal Area Info

Tribal Areas & Home Ownership Opportunities 
Tribal Home Ownership Programs
Members of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians have many services and programs available to help with home ownership including Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA), Individual Development Account Program (IDA), Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program, Lease to Own Home Ownership Program, and Homeownership Services (Financial Skills). 
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Tribal Tax Free Areas

Tribal members living in their primary residence around the tribe's service area enjoy tax benefits.They are exempt from state income tax. They also receive state tax discounts on many purchases. The agreement applies to the Michigan sales tax (6% of retail price), use tax (6% of purchase price), motor fuel tax, cigarette tax and the single business tax. Members are also entitled to an annual income tax refund check, which is 4 percent of adjusted gross income, and must be filed when filing your income taxes. Click here for program details and contact information.