18300 W. Keetoowah Circle Tahlequah, OK 74464
The Keetoowah Housing Department assists Keetoowahs with a variety of housing services including mortgage and rental assistance, rehabilitation assistance and storm shelter assistance. Additionally, the department is responsible for implementing the UKB Elder Home Project, which builds small cottage-like homes for Keetoowah elders. Programs are based upon availability of funds and by meeting specified program guidelines, such as income restrictions.
The department is currently not accepting any additional rehabilitation applications at this time. Please check back for updates.
The UKB Housing Department is managed by Housing Director Nanci McCause. Services are subject to change without notice. For more information or to inquire about a specific program, call 918-871-2800.
This program can assist eligible members with rent payment, security deposits, past due rent and past due mortgage. Assistance is limited to once within a 12-month period except in documented disasters. Exclusive UKB preference applies. Once all UKB members have been served, members of other tribes will be assisted.
Storm Shelter Assistance
This program can assist members with up to $3,000 towards the cost of a storm shelter. Applicants must own their home and use it as their primary residence to be eligible. Mobile home owners must own both the home and land. Exclusive UKB preference applies. Once all UKB members have been served, members of other tribes will be assisted.
Down Payment Assistance
The program assists low-income, credit worthy members in becoming first-time homeowners. Funds can be used for a down payment or closing costs. Program is for exclusive UKB members only and applicants must meet the tribe's set income guidelines.
College Student Rental Assistance
This program can assist members with up to $2,000 per semester towards housing costs only. Must be a full-time student with 12 or more semester hours to be eligible. Payment will be made directly to the college/university in a lump sum.
If living off campus, payment will be made directly to the landlord. Spring 2020 funding applications will be taken from December 23, 2019 to January 13, 2020. Exclusive UKB preference applies. Once all UKB members have been served, members of other tribes will be assisted as funding allows.
Rehab/Emergency Repairs Assistance
The Rehab program can assist eligible members with the cost of repairs unless costs exceed the value of the home. Members must have homeowner's insurance. The Emergency Repairs program can provide up to $5,000 towards the cost of emergency repairs upon verification a citizen's mortgage is not in arrears. Repairs can include but are not limited to electrical, plumbing, roof and water leaks. Exclusive UKB preference applies. Once all UKB members have been served, members of other tribes will be assisted.
Elder Home Project
This pilot program is designed for elders that are 62+ older and exclusive UKB members only. Its goal is to provide low-income elders with small, cottage-like homes between 500-1,000 square feet. Applicants presently must occupy, as his/her principal residence, real estate that does not meet the definition of a standard home.