Housing Authority opens waiting list for Cherokee County


TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation is temporarily opening the Mutual Help/Rural Rental Homeownership waiting list for qualified Native American families in Cherokee County beginning Friday, June 16.

Families may submit applications at 120 McSpadden Court in Tahlequah. To qualify, the head of the household or spouse must be a citizen of a federally recognized tribe and meet income and other requirements of the program. Each family’s maximum income limit will be based on 80 percent of the national median income. Cherokee preference will apply, but applicants from all federally recognized tribes are welcome to complete an application for this housing.

Housing Authority staff will be available to distribute and accept applications for three- and four-bedroom homes beginning at 9 a.m. on June 16. Only the first 50 completed applications will be accepted. A completed application must be signed by both head of household and spouse. Applicants seeking a four-bedroom unit must be a household of six.

Applicants are encouraged to bring the following items to be submitted with the application: a Cherokee Nation citizenship card, a Social Security card for each person in the household, a copy of driver’s license or state-issued identification for each person 18 years of age or older, copies of marriage license/divorce degree and proof of income for all people who will be listed as living in the household. Award letters verifying Social Security Administration, Supplemental Security Income or Veteran Affairs benefits must be dated within 120 days.

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

Cherokee Nation News Release

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