Osage Nation Launches Homeowner’s Assistance Funding Program

Press Release
Financial Assistance

One-time award prevents mortgage delinquencies and utility loss due to financial hardship.

OSAGE NATION SERVICE AREA, Okla. (May 15, 2023) – The Osage Nation Financial Assistance Department has launched the Homeowner’s Assistance Funding Program to support Osage homeowners experiencing financial hardship. The new program prevents mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020. This program is supported, in whole, by the American Rescue Plan Act and awarded to the Osage Nation by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  This is a one-time award. Assistance is available until funds are depleted. This program is administered as a first-come, first-served method. Payments are made directly to the vendor(s). 

Type of Assistance

  • Mortgage/mortgage arrears
  • Utilities/utility arrears-electric, natural gas, propane, firewood, and water. 
  • Payment assistance for homeowner’s insurance, flood insurance, and mortgage insurance. 
  • Delinquent property taxes to prevent tax foreclosure. 
  • Emergency home repairs to maintain the habitability of a home.  


  • 18 years or older
  • Osage Nation Member
  • Homeowner (Osage member must be listed on the mortgage, Deed, Permit)
  • Attest to a negative impact from COVID 19 pandemic
  • Household income is at or below 100% of the US Median Income, or a Socially Disadvantaged homeowner with an annual income at or below 150% of the Area Median

Homeowner assistance fund income limits for a geographic location can be found here at https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2022/select_Geography_haf.odn

Tribal members can apply in person or online at www.osagenation-nsn.gov/services/financial-assistance

Direct application link here: https://forms.osagenation-nsn.gov/view.php?id=116617

Completed applications contain the following:

  • Complete and sign the program application
  • Legible copies of the Photo Identification of all adults in the household
  • Legible copies of Social Security Cards of all household members
  • Verification of monthly income for all adults in the household
  • Verification of homeownership (Copy of recorded Deed, Contract for Deed, Title to Mobile Home, Lease to Purchase Agreement, BIA Permit, or letter from the BIA, Mortgage Contract).
  • Invoices /estimates applicable to the homeowner’s request for assistance (such as Mortgage statement, Electric, Water, Gas bills, Insurance policy/invoice, Property tax statement, (2) emergency repair estimates) 
  • W9 form for each vendor who is to be paid

The Osage Nation Financial Assistance Department is at 239 W. 12th Street, Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, excluding Osage Nation holidays. For questions, please call 918-287-0032, 1-800-490-8771 (toll free), or email @email.