Bad River Housing Authority (BRHA)

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bad River Housing Authority is to develop, operate, maintain and provide affordable housing while also enhancing the quality of life through offering various educational and supportive service opportunities for families of the Bad River Tribal Community.


BIA-HIP (Bureau of Indian Affairs Home Improvement Program

Yearly Work plan is submitted in January from the Tribe to BIA. Applications are accepted from homeowners year-round. Submit to housing office

  • BIA-HIP application
  • Instructions
  • Announcement and income guidelines

Available for the Public

Computer Lab
“is only available for Tribal Members only”
Mon -Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm

Gathering Space

Available for rent for your parties, weddings, meetings etc… with a full kitchen for serving food

Private Home Rehab Programs

BRHA Private Home Repair

Office Hours

Mon -Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm
*after-hours emergency number is 715-292-8847

Emergency Housing

The Bad River Housing Authority does not provide Emergency Housing except if one of our properties is uninhabitable due to fire, flooding, etc.

To obtain housing you must submit a completed application to the Housing Authority and then you are placed on a waiting list. Your time on the waiting list may take months before you receive a home.

We refer to the following agencies for Emergency Housing:
Ashland County Housing Authority 715-274-8311
Ashland City Housing Authority 715-682-7066
Ashland Human Services 715-682-7004
The BRICK Ashland 715-682-7425

The BRHA is designated as a Tribal Designated Housing Entity (TDHE). It currently manages 170lowincome housing units which are each located on the Bad River Reservation. Our purpose is to provide safe sanitary housing for those persons meeting the individual income and family composition requirements.

Department Directory

TitleContactEmailWork CellOffice PhoneDesk Extension
Executive DirectorJennifer Toribio-Warrenbrihaed@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-22711668
Assistant DirectorArthur Schenkassistexecdir@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-22711677
Project ManagerTim BrownBRHPM@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-8848(715) 682-22711669
Housing ManagerMicki CorbineOccupancySpecialist@badriver-nsn.gov (715) 682-22711666
Housing ManagerRae Ann BenderResidentSpecialist@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-8846(715) 682-22711665
Inventory/Warehouse ClerkKyle Boswellbrhamaintclerk@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-22711675
Account Technical AssistantLourace Couturebrhacctasst@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-22711670
Bookkeeper/ReceptionistTaylor RosinHousingRecpt@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 682-22711667
Birch Hill Community House Coordinatorcomhouse@badriver-nsn.gov1674
Birch Hill Community House AideZach Hartlev
Maintenance DirectorDon Nelis, Jr. HousingMaint@badriver-nsn.gov (715) 292-88251672
MaintenanceRon Rufus
MaintenanceSteven Nelis
MaintenanceFrancis Leoso
MaintenanceRichard Wolfe
MaintenanceInard Whitebird
MaintenanceJonathan Stone


Mailing Address:PO Box 57, Odanah, WI 54861
Physical Address:75860 US Highway 2, Odanah, WI 54861
Building Name:Bad River Housing Authority
Department Phone Number:(715) 682-2271B5
Department Fax Number: (715) 682-6818