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TGB Approves Rental Policy for Covid, Trespass, and HIP Homes

By Joe Morey

News Editor

The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board (TGB) unanimously approved instituting a rental policy for Tribal Members occupying the Covid homes, trespass homes and HIP Homes on the Reservation.

The new policy states any person staying in one of the aforementioned homes when there is no longer an immediate emergency or no longer has Covid, they will be required to pay $500 per month for a 90-day lease, which will include utilities.

James Schlender Jr, the Tribe’s Attorney General, stated the TGB had several objectives which included addressing the homeless who had nowhere to go and were in need for a while; providing a policy for when they were no longer in that situation and a way for them to transition from that situation; and for persons coming out of treatment facilities and had nowhere to go.

Schlender pointed out the new policy will also address some TGB concerns regarding no drug use in the homes and that the shelters are short-staffed and operating on skeleton crews.

“This new policy will make sure there is accountability for the occupant,” Schlender stated. “This is meant to be only a transition and they have to continue looking for a place to live.”

The policy also states no other people are to live in the homes with the approved occupant.

“In one case, we have the original person move out and someone else is living there now,” explained Schlender. He said the policy will address these situations.

The TGB vote was 4-0-0 with Don Carley and Glenda Barber not present for the meeting. Chairman Louis Taylor only votes in a tie.


At Bliss By The Sea, we're committed to ensuring that your vacation rental experience is not only luxurious but also safe and secure. That's why we're proud to announce our approved rental policy, covering essential aspects like Covid protocols, trespass prevention, and HIP (High Impact Property) homes. Your peace of mind is our priority as you indulge in your well-deserved getaway. So, whether you're sleeping in late in one of our plush house rentals or rising early to catch the sunrise at the beach, rest assured that we've got you covered every step of the way.


Dec 12, 2022

I would like to ask if there is a place to live on the reservation because i am an elder 67 years old. I get soci security check and that’s all I have. I would like to know if there is a place obviously low income on the reservation. I live in Milwaukee. Thank you. Laura Woods


Louis Corbine
Louis Corbine
Dec 05, 2022

With all the drug (METH) usage on our reservation i think these homes should also be tested for meth use, before and after a move out.... These homes are for those who need them, not for a place to use drugs unbothered.

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