The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation has created the Emergency Rental Assistance Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and renter households in need of assistance may submit their application online at www.hacn.org.
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available to assist eligible renter households that have suffered financial hardship with rental payments as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. HACN offers assistance that may be used to cover a portion of past-due rental payments as well as future rental payments for both residential dwelling and residential lot rent, such as mobile home lot rent.
Applicants meeting guidelines will be eligible for rental assistance through funds that were part of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s allocation to states, U.S. territories, and tribes for emergency rental assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligibility criteria include the following:
- At least one household member must be a Cherokee Nation citizen.
- Applicants must reside within the state of Oklahoma with first preference given to those living in the Cherokee Nation reservation.
- The landlord must be willing to complete a W-9 and accept payment from the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation. Refusal to complete a W-9 and accept payment from the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation may result in the applicant’s ineligibility.
- Household income may not exceed 80 percent of the Area Median Income. First preference given to households under 50 percent Area Median Income.
For more information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program or assistance with the application, contact the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation at email@example.com or by phone at 918-456-5482, ext. 1135.