New Permanently Affordable Supportive Homes on Tribal Land

Located 150 miles west of Seattle, the Makah Tribe developed the Sail River Longhouse Apartments (Longhouse), providing 21 permanently affordable homes for formerly homeless families and individuals. Longhouse residents will also benefit from supportive services, including access to tribal health care, employment, and counseling services.

Makah Tribal Council chairman Timothy J. Greene, Sr. stated, “My fellow Makah council members and I believe that housing, when combined with supportive services, will provide families with a new beginning full of hope so that they can overcome past barriers to their self-sufficiency.”

The Longhouse is central to Sail River Heights – a mixed-income, mixed-use subdivision that will include 72 owner-occupied single-family homes, 16 market-rate rental townhomes and a community center.

Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Inc. provided a $350,000 predevelopment loan to the Makah Tribe for the Longhouse, which also received $3.4 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program equity syndicated through Enterprise Community Investment in addition to other federal and local sources of funding.

  • 21 permanently affordable homes for the formerly homeless
  • Supportive services including health care, employment, and counseling services
  • Achieves Washington state Evergreen standards
  • Adjacent to community building, wellness center, and future Makah health care campus and community garden