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Our mission is to assist our clients in achieving an elevated standard of living through home improvement and homeownership opportunities, break down cultural housing barriers experienced by Native Americans, and to empower Native families to achieve financial self-sustainability.

COVID VOUCHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The temporary COVID Voucher Program operates on a supplemental funding from HUD to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  It only serves Native American households who are low income, or newly low income, due to layoffs, business loss, health issues or other factors directly caused by COVID.  The service area has been expanded to serve Osages living in Osage, Washington, Tulsa, Pawnee, Noble or Kay Counties.  The program provides up to two (2) months past due rent or mortgage as well as relocation expenses.

Eligible applicants are Native American, 18 years of age or older, residents of Osage, Washington, Tulsa, Pawnee, Noble or Kay Counties and the household income cannot exceed 80% of U.S. median income limits, as published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For more information, please click the link below to read the full policy.

VOUCHER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Voucher Program operates on a fiscal year (October through September) and serves low-income Native American households, residing in the service area (Osage County), by providing assistance to relocate or assistance during a financial emergency. A financial emergency is defined as a situation beyond one’s control that results in the inability to temporarily pay rent, mortgage and or utilities.

Eligible applicants are Native American, 18 years of age or older, residents of Osage County and the household income cannot exceed 80% of U.S. median income limits, as published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For more information, please click the link below to read the full policy.

In light of emergency COVID-19 funding in the CARES Act, Chief Standing Bear has approved mortgage and rent forgiveness for Osage clients. See letters below for more detail:

Senior Housing Forgiveness Letter

Homeownership Forgiveness Letter

DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE

The Osage Nation Down Payment Assistance Program is open to eligible Native Americans living within the State of Oklahoma and is designed to assist first time homebuyers to find affordable, quality housing. Osage preference applies to this service. For eligibility information or to request assistance please click the link below to access an application. We look forward to serving you.

SENIOR HOUSING

Osage Nation Senior Housing provides maintenance free and affordable rental housing to Native American elders residing on the Osage Nation Reservation (Osage County). Rental rates are based on annual household income of residents. Osage preference applies to this service. For eligibility information or to request assistance please click the link below to access an application. We look forward to serving you.

FULL HOME REHABILITATION

The Osage Nation Full Home Rehabilitation Program is open to eligible Native Americans residing within the Osage Nation Reservation (Osage County) and is designed to elevate the condition of the home to meet minimum standards for a decent, safe, and sanitary environment. Osage preference applies to this service. For eligibility information or to request assistance please click the link below to access an application. We look forward to serving you.

EMERGENCY HOME REHABILITATION

The Osage Nation Emergency Home Rehabilitation Program is open to eligible Native Americans with housing repair needs that warrant immediate action due to risk of health or safety of the household members. For eligibility information or to request assistance please click the link below to access an application. We look forward to serving you.

OSAGE NATION HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ONHAP)

This program is currently closed due to exhaustion of funds and will remain that way until further notice.

COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

It is the policy of the Osage Nation Executive Branch that all complaints filed by constituents of the Osage Nation receive prompt and careful attention, and receive a timely response. Some complaints may be referred directly to the Osage Nation Attorney General while others will be investigated by the Executive Branch. In either case, constituents will be notified of the status of their complaint within thirty (30) business days of receipt.

For your convenience, we provide an electronic form to submit your complaint. You may still submit your complaint in person, or via the telephone. For more details on this, please read the Complaint Policy.