Effective June 1, 2022, all applicants that are selected for new hire in a position that pays less than $15.00 an hour will be eligible to apply for the EESP.

The Employee Economic Support Program provides eligible Cherokee Nation Housing Authority employees, currently earning less than $15.00 per hour, with an economic assistance payment to bridge the gap between the employees’ hourly rate and $15.00 per hour. This program is intended to offset the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.