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, and the Homeownership Program. The Delaware Nation Housing currently has sixteen 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 Program

Emergency Repair Program Update

**The Delaware Housing Department has expanded the jurisdictional area for the Emergency Repair Program to statewide for qualified applicants to better serve our Delaware Nation elders and handicap or disabled citizens. Program guidelines have been updated as well to better compliment the expansion of the jurisdictional area. We are excited to now provide services statewide to qualified applicants and look forward to assisting with your housing needs. Please see below for the Emergency Repair Program description and a list of the updated guidelines.**

 Delaware Nation Housing Emergency Repair Program Guidelines

The Delaware Nation Housing Emergency Program is available to low-income Delaware Nation citizens who are handicap, disabled, and/or an elder within the Delaware Nation jurisdiction.

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. Please review the checklist provided with the application to ensure that all required documentation is submitted to the Housing Office.

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).

Emergency Repair Program Guidelines and Requirements

  1. Must submit a completed application with ALL required supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be processed. (Checklist is provided on application).
  2. Applicant must be an enrolled Delaware Nation Elder that is 60 years or older OR must be an enrolled Delaware Nation citizen who can provide proof of handicap or disability from a medical physician.
  3. Must show proof of homeownership of a minimum of three years. Delaware Nation Housing will only except a deed/title that has the primary applicant listed at the owner. Delaware Nation Housing may except a title status report from the Bureau of Indian Affairs or court approved probate if the document shows clear proof that the applicant is the sole owner of the specified property for which repairs are needed. Delaware Nation Housing may also accept a certified legal document that gives the applicant lifetime use of the unit
  4. Must reside within the state of Oklahoma. DNHD staff may complete repairs in a 60-mile radius of the DNHD office. All other repairs shall be contracted out to a Delaware Nation approved vendor.
  5. The unit for which assistance is being requested must be the primary residence of the applicant.
  6. Eligible applicants who have homeowner insurance and are applying for assistance for repairs that would normally be insurable (i.e. roofs, flood damage, fire damage, etc.)  shall be required to submit a claim to the insurance company. If the insurance claim is approved, Delaware Nation Housing may pay the deductible as long as it does not exceed the cap amount. If claim is denied or applicant does not have homeowner insurance, assistance may be given with the approval of the Executive Committee. 
  7. Must meet the 80% United States National Median Income Limit Guidelines. Proof of income must be provided for all household members with submission of application (i.e., pay check stubs, social security, tax return, etc.).
  8. Assistance shall be limited to one occurrence per fiscal year, whether or not the repairs required the full cap amount.Mobile homes, campers and rental units are not eligible for assistance.
  9. Delaware Nation Housing shall not pay reimbursement costs to any applicant or vendor for work done prior to the application process and eligibility determination.
  10. Payment shall only be made to a Delaware Nation approved vendor after applicant has been determined eligible.
  11. All selected vendors must meet the Delaware Nation Policy requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, vendor and all staff performing repairs have approved background checks in compliance with P.L.101-630, submission of completed W-9, satisfactory rating with the Better Business Bureau and the System for Award Management.
  12. If determined eligible, assistance may be provided in the amount up to but no more than $3,000.00. Any amounts that exceed the capped amount of $3,000.00 shall be the responsibility of the applicant and must be paid in full before Delaware Nation Housing will disburse funding.
  13. 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.

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

Click Here to download Emergency Repair Application Form

 

Tribal Rental Assistance Program

**The Delaware Nation Housing Department has expanded the jurisdictional area to nationwide for the Tribal Rental Assistance Program so that we may better serve our tribal citizens. Program guidelines have been updated as well to better compliment the expansion of the jurisdictional area. We are excited to be able to serve more of our citizens and as always, we look forward to assisting with your housing needs. Please see below for the Tribal Rental Assistance Program description and a list of the updated guidelines.**

The Delaware Nation Housing Tribal Rental Assistance Program is a tribally funded program. The purpose of the Tribal Rental Assistance Program is to provide assistance with first time move in cost to enrolled low-income Delaware Nation families. Eligible activities for the Tribal 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 Delaware Nation Housing Department 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. Applications may be requested through the Delaware Nation Housing Department. Please see the complete guidelines listed below and review the checklist provided with the application to ensure that all required documentation is submitted to the Housing Office.

  1. Must submit a completed application with ALL required supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  2. Applicant must be an enrolled Delaware Nation Citizen and provide proof.
  3. Must meet the 80% United States National Median Income Limit Guidelines. Proof of income must be provided for all household members with submission of application (i.e., pay check stubs, social security, tax return, etc.).
2019 United States Median Family Income Limits at 80% Published June 21, 2019
FAMILY SIZE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
MAX INCOME $42,280 $48,320 $54,360 $60,400 $65,232 $70,064 $74,896

$79,728

 

 

  1. Must have a minimum annual income of $15,600 (minimum wage)
  2. Applicant must not already reside within the proposed unit for which they are applying for assistance.
  3. Assistance shall be limited to once per fiscal year
  4. If determined eligible, assistance may be provided in the amount up to but no more than $1,000.00. Any amounts that exceed the capped amount of $1,000.00 shall be the responsibility of the applicant and must be paid in full before the Delaware Nation Housing Department will disburse funding.
  5. The Delaware Nation Housing will not write checks directly to the participant, but rather to the vendors to which the expense will be paid. Applicant must provide the name, address, and contact information for all vendors that you wish to utilize.

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

The United States Median Income Guidelines for all low income families can be found at the link below.

https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/PIH/documents/2018-03aAmendedFY2018IncomeLimitsGuidance.pdf

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

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

Housing Fax: (405) 247-4806

Jacquelyn Smith

Housing Director

Phone: (405) 247-2448 ext. 1212
Email: jlittlechief@delawarenation-nsn.gov

Roger Birch

Housing Foreman

Jennette Salvador

Housing Specialist

Jace Gonzales

Laborer

Leandra Eckiwaudah

Housing Office Clerk

Phone: (405) 247-2448 ext. 1210
E-mail:
LEckiwaudah@delawarenation-nsn.gov

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