Housing Authority accepting college housing applications in August


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation will accept applications for fall semester college housing assistance Aug. 1-15.

The application can be downloaded now at

“Helping our Cherokee Nation citizens achieve their goal of higher education isn’t just an objective of the education department. It’s also important to all Cherokee Nation departments, including the Housing Authority,” Executive Director Gary Cooper said. “The College Housing Assistance Program is a small but meaningful way our group can pitch in.”

To qualify, a student’s permanent address must be inside the Cherokee Nation tribal jurisdiction, but that student may attend college anywhere in the United States.

The College Housing Assistance Program provides up to $1,000 per semester to low- income American Indian students. The program helps 125 students with safe and affordable housing while they attend college, and is funded through the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA).

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

Seeking first bachelor’s degree
Enrolled full-time
Citizen of a federally recognized tribe
Must have a permanent address in the Cherokee Nation 14-county jurisdiction
Meet NAHASDA guidelines
Priority will be given to Cherokee Nation citizens and students who were awarded funds the previous semester.

For more information, call the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation at 918-456-5482.

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