RENTAL HOUSING Assistance Programs

The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation offers two different Rental programs to meet the needs of Cherokee Nation Citizens. These programs are designed to assist low-income Native Americans with securing decent, safe, and sanitary housing within the Cherokee Nation Reservation.


RENTAL PROPERTIES

The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation owns and operates rental properties throughout the Cherokee Nation.

    PROGRAM GUIDELINES

     

    • Preference is given to Cherokee Tribal Citizens who are elderly, disabled, or handicapped, and to families where the head and spouse are working.
    • A household member must be a citizen of a federally recognized tribe.
    • No term limits are applicable as long as all program requirements continue to be met.
    • Maximum allowable family income is 80% of the US Median Family Income.
    • Security deposits are currently waived. Rent payments are calculated based upon 30% of the monthly adjusted total household income
    • A criminal background check is conducted.
    • Applications are processed according to the date and time of their submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Waiting lists are maintained.
    • Other eligibility requirements apply according to the Rental Properties Program Policy.

     

    HACN Apartments are currently located in:

     

    •Bartlesville

    • Catoosa

    • Claremore

    • Grove

    • Hulbert

    • Jay

    • Locust Grove

    • Nowata

    • Porum

    • Pryor

    • Stilwell

    • Tahlequah

    • Vinita

    • Warner

    • Westville

     

    For more information on these locations visit our HACN Locations Page or view all HACN Locations on Google Map, here.

    Applications are accepted at all HACN Offices.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Rental Assistance Program allows participants the flexibility to find and select their own rental unit within the Cherokee Nation, with a landlord who agrees to enter into a contract with HACN.

    PROGRAM GUIDELINES

     

    • Preference is given to Cherokee Tribal Citizens who are elderly, disabled, handicapped, and to families where the head and spouse are working or full-time students.
    • A household member must be a citizen of a federally recognized tribe.
    • Maximum allowable family income is 80% of the US Median Family Income.
    • Assistance is limited to twenty-four months.
    • HACN pays a portion of the rent to the property owner, the tenant is responsible for the balance.
    • A criminal background check is conducted.
    • The tenant is responsible for all security and utility deposits.
    • A one-year lease must be entered into.
    • Other eligibility requirements apply according to the Rental Assistance Program Policy.

    Applicants must meet all eligibility and selection criteria, and they must comply with the unit's lease agreement and the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation's housing policies.

    Applications are accepted at all HACN offices. Once a family completes their application and it is approved, the family is responsible for finding their own housing unit. The unit must be inspected and approved by the HACN.


Staff is available to answer any questions regarding the Rental Housing Programs and to help you identify which program best meets your needs. For more information please call a HACN Housing Counselor at 918.456.5482.