Bad River Housing Authority (BRHA)

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

The BRHA is designated as a Tribal Designated Housing Entity (TDHE). It currently manages 170 low income 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.

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.

Emergency Housing

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

Available for the Public

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.

Computer Lab
Open Monday – Friday, 8:00a-4:30p when not reserved
Available for Tribal Members only
Please call ahead for availability
Computer Lab Usage Policy (PDF)

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




  • Visit the tribal Careers tab for a complete list of tribal career openings
  • When applying for a position with the BRHA, please fill out the BRHA application instead of the Bad River Tribe’s application: BRHA Employment Application (PDF)

Home Repair & Rehab Programs

BIA – HIP (Bureau of Indian Affairs – Home Improvement Program)

Applications are accepted until November 29, 2019. Please submit applications to the BRHA office.

USDA 504 – Single Family Housing Repair Loan

Department Directory

TitleContactEmailWork CellDesk Extension
Executive DirectorJennifer Toribio-Warrenbrihaed@badriver-nsn.gov(715)-292-54361668
Assistant DirectorArthur Schenkassistexecdir@badriver-nsn.gov (715) 292-88411677
Project ManagerTim BrownBRHPM@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-88481669
Housing ManagerMicki CorbineOccupancySpecialist@badriver-nsn.gov  (715) 979-16151666
Housing ManagerRae Ann BenderResidentSpecialist@badriver-nsn.gov(715) 292-88461665
Accounting ManagerVACANT
Inventory/Warehouse Clerkbrhamaintclerk@badriver-nsn.gov1675
Account Technical AssistantLourace Couturebrhacctasst@badriver-nsn.gov1670
Bookkeeper/ReceptionistJordan PrincipatoHousingRecpt@badriver-nsn.gov1667
Birch Hill Community House Coordinatorcomhouse@badriver-nsn.gov1674
Birch Hill Community House Aide
Maintenance DirectorDon Nelis, Jr. HousingMaint@badriver-nsn.gov (715) 292-88251672
MaintenanceSteven Neliss.nelis@badriver-nsn.gov
MaintenanceFrancis Leosof.leoso@badriver-nsn.gov
MaintenanceRichard Wolfer.wolfe@badriver-nsn.gov
Maintenance Jonathan Stone j.stone@badriver-nsn.gov

Contact – Bad River Housing Authority

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) 682-2271
Department Fax Number: (715) 682-6818