Housing

The Delaware Nation Housing Department is located at the Delaware Nation Complex in Anadarko, Oklahoma. It is the purpose of the Delaware Nation Housing to provide assistance to low-income Native American families with preference given to enrolled Delaware Nation members with safe and affordable Housing with funds from the Indian Housing Block Grant in accordance with the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (1996). (NAHASDA). The Delaware Nation Housing provides assistance through the Emergency Repair Program, Rental Assistance Program, Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program, and the Homeownership Program. The Delaware Nation Housing currently has seventeen homes that are maintained and operated with funding from the Indian Housing Block Grant. Delaware Nation Housing will soon begin Homeowner/Tenant Education classes. Information will be added to the Housing web page when classes become available. Please check back.

You can find more information regarding each program as well as applications and forms by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Please contact the Housing Office if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to assisting you with your housing needs. Wanishi!

Emergency Repair

The Delaware Nation (DN) Housing Emergency Program is available to all low-income DN handicap,disabled, and/or tribal elders within the DN jurisdiction. An elder must be age 60 or older. DN handicap and disabled members must provide written proof of disability to receive this service (i.e., a medical report stating disability and duration of disability). All applicants must meet the 80% National Median Income Limit guidelines. Proof of income must be provided with submission of application (i.e., pay check stubs, social security, tax return, etc.). The home must meet all HUD environmental criteria and must be built after 1978 to qualify. Mobile homes are not eligible for this program. All applicants must submit a deed showing that they own their property. This copy will remain in the tribal member’s file indefinitely in the Housing Department.

Repairs will be deemed an emergency if it is considered a hazard to health or safety to the owner or hinders continued occupancy of the home. Examples of natural disasters may include but are not limited to extensive damage due to fire, flood, wind, storms, or other natural uncontrollable situations. Types of repairs that will be allowed are plumbing, damaging leaks, lack of hot water, non-working bathroom facilities, electrical, heating and air, roof repairs, door and window security, and vermin and pest control. Examples of medical emergency repairs may include but are not limited to providing handicap accessibility such as ramps, handicap bars, handicap toilets, etc. Any application received where the Housing Department staff determines that damage was due to lack of maintenance by the homeowner will not be eligible under this program. Please review the checklist provided with the application to ensure that all required documentation is submitted to the Housing Office. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Each application will be reviewed on a case by case basis while funds are available.

Complete applications and all supporting documents may be submitted to the Housing office in person, by fax, or email (see contact information).

*Due to limited funding, this program is a first come, first served basis.

Emergency Repair Application Form

Rental Assistance Program

The Delaware Nation Housing Rental Assistance Program is funded by the Indian Housing Block Grant. The purpose of the Rental Assistance Program is to provide assistance with first time move in cost to low-income Native American families, with preference given to enrolled Delaware Nation members. Eligible participants for the program may receive assistance with a forgivable loan up to $1,000. In order to be eligible for the Rental Assistance Program the applicant must submit a completed application with all supporting documents (i.e. Copies of tribal enrollment, birth certificates, social security cards, and income verification from all sources of income for all members residing in the home), meet the 80% National Median Income Limit guidelines (please see income guidelines below), reside or propose to reside within area of operations; statewide for enrolled Delaware Nation members. Eligible activities for the Rental Assistance Program include first month’s rent, additional up-front required rental payments, security deposits for rental property, utility deposits for initial services (i.e. electricity, water, gas, sewage, and/or garbage). If applicant is applying for assistance with utility and/or gas deposits, a statement from the company with the participant’s name, proposed address, and account number must be submitted with application. The proposed unit must meet all Environmental Compliance regulations in order for grant funds to be used for assistance. Delaware Nation Housing will provide the Environmental Review. Delaware Nation will not pay for on-going or past due rental payments, past due utility or gas payments, telephone deposits, or cable television deposits. In order for the loan to be forgiven the applicant must maintain the residence for 6 months. Please review the checklist provided with the application to ensure that all required documentation is submitted to the Housing Office.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applications may be submitted to the Housing office in person, by fax, or email (see contact information).

Click here to download the application

*Due to limited funding, this program is a first come, first served basis.

Homeownership and Rental Program

The Delaware Nation Housing Homeownership and Rental Program was established to provide affordable housing to qualified low-income Native American families, with preference given to enrolled Delaware Nation Members. The Delaware Nation Housing currently maintains and operates 17 units under this program, twelve (12) are Lease-Purchase (formerly known as Mutual Help) units and five (5) are low-rental units. Potential applicants may apply by submitting the Housing Assistance Application provided in the link. In the event units are not available, applicants will be added to a waiting list by order of priority. It is the responsibility of the applicant to update their application annually in order for the application to stay active. Eligible applicants must qualify as a family, show proof of tribal enrollment, not exceed the 80% Nation Median Family Income Guidelines, and be willing to sign a lease agreement.

Please review the checklist provided with the application to insure that all required documentation is submitted to the Housing Office. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applications may be submitted to the Housing office in person, by fax, or email (see contact information).

Home Ownership and Rental Program Application Form

Jacquelyn Little Chief

Jacquelyn Little Chief

Housing Director

Phone: (405) 247-2448 ext. 1210
Email: jsmith@delawarenation.com

Roger Birch

Roger Birch

Housing Foreman

Jace Gonzales

Jace Gonzales

Laborer

Housing Fax: (405) 247-8439

Summer Chisholm

Summer Chisholm

Housing Admin. Assistant

Phone: (405) 247-2448 ext. 1210
E-mail:
 SChisholm@delawarenation.com

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
Delaware Nation
31064 US Highway 281 Building 100
Anadarko, OK 73005

MAILING ADDRESS:
Delaware Nation
P.O. Box 825
Anadarko, OK  73005

PHONE:  (405) 247-2448
FAX:   (405) 247-9393