Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Housing Authority of Cherokee Nation (HACN) has created the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ERAP is available to assist eligible Cherokee citizen renter households who have suffered financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with rental payments. Assistance may be used to cover a portion of past due rental payments, future rental payments, and rental deposits.

Additional funding is available for both new applicants and previous recipients. Apply now!

Eligibility Criteria

Citizenship: At Least one household member must be a Cherokee Nation citizen.

Residency: Applicant must be obligated to pay rent on a residential dwelling or residential lot rent in the state of Oklahoma; one of the following counties in Arkansas: Benton, Crawford, Sebastian and Washington; or one of the following counties in Kansas: Chautauqua, Cherokee, Labette or Montgomery.

Payment:  Payee must be willing to complete a W-9.

Income: Household income may not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income. First preference given to households under 50% Area Median Income.

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For more information about ERAP, please contact us at services@hacn.org or by phone at 918-456-5482 ext. 1135.


The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation (HACN) was created in 1966 to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing within the Cherokee Nation. Over fifty years later, HACN continues that original mission of providing housing assistance through a number of diverse programs.

Click the Programs tab above to learn about all of the housing services offered by HACN.