Housing Department

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department offers a variety of programs to assist in providing a decent, safe and sanitary housing to its tribal members.

These programs include low income housing, down payment and closing cost assistance, the Home III construction program, which enables Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members to build a new home, an acquisition program for the purchase of existing homes from the CPNHA inventory and emergency home repair loans to low income Native Americans, who reside within the CPN jurisdiction, with a priority given to CPN tribal members.

Director - Robert Carlile, Homeownership Manager - Sherry Byers, Development Assistant - Debra Wakole, Affordable Rent Program Manager - Scott George, Field Services Manager - Butch Taylor, Administrative Assistant - Angelique Williams, Loan Officer - Spence Kidney, Student Housing Coordinator - Raychel Swenson, City of Shawnee - 275-6330, City of Tecumseh - 598-3244, Absentee Shawnee Housing Authority - 273-1050, Sac & Fox - 275-8200, Maud Housing Authority - 374-2800, Kickapoo Housing Authority - 964-2075, Salvation Army Red Shield Shelter - 273-0941, Kansas Regional Office, Lyman Boursaw, First National Bank Home Mortgage Department

Down Payment & Closing Cost Assistance

Grant is a one-time-only grant for Native Americans, with priority given to CPN tribal members. All CPN tribal members residing in the United States may apply. Other Native American applicants must live within the tribal jurisdiction, must be age 60 or older, and within the 80% National Median Income Limit. Oklahoma residents may be required to mortgage through the tribally owned bank, First National Bank & Trust Co. (FNB) in Shawnee. The maximum grant is $2,125. Mobile homes are not eligible for this grant. Applications must be submitted at least three weeks prior to closing or no later than 30 days after the closing date. Applications received after the 30-day limit will not be considered.

Home III Construction

Enables CPN tribal members to construct a new home in certain areas located within the tribal jurisdiction with a $20,000 buy-down grant to be applied to the construction cost of the home. Each applicant must meet the 80% National Median Income Limit guidelines, and are required to mortgage through FNB.

Acquisition Program

Enables CPN tribal members to choose and purchase existing homes from the CPNHA inventory. Each applicant must meet the 80% National Median Income Limit guidelines, and are required to mortgage through FNB. Each approved borrower is eligible for up to a $20,000 buy-down grant to be applied to the purchase price of the home.

Emergency Home Repair Loan

This program is available to all low-income Native Americans, with priority given to CPN tribal members within the CPN jurisdiction. Other Native American applicants are restricted to living within the tribal jurisdiction and must be age 60 or older. All applicants must meet the 80% National Median Income Limit guidelines. This loan program provides emergency repair funds of a minimum of $1,000 and no greater than $5,000. The home must meet all HUD environmental criteria and must be built after 1978 to qualify. Mobile homes are not eligible for this loan program. Applicants are required to submit a deed to the property, as a mortgage agreement for the amount of the loan will be recorded, which will be released at the time of loan payoff. Applicants also must have current Homeowners insurance on their home.

Elder Home Repair Program

This program is available to make our elder’s single family homes safer and more efficient as their needs increase. This program is available to all elderly low-income Native Americans, with priority given to CPN tribal members. Each applicant must meet the 80% National Median Income Limit guidelines, and must reside within the tribal jurisdiction, or surrounding counties. Applicants are required to submit a deed to the property, as a mortgage agreement for the amount of the repair cost will be recorded. This mortgage is released at the end of the time specified with no expense to the homeowner.

Affordable Rent

Units are available to Native American elders at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Elder Village in Rossville, KS, Father Murphy complex, and families at the Citizen Place North duplexes in Tecumseh, with priority given to CPN tribal members. The applicant’s annual income must be within 80% of the National Median Income Limits.

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Contact Information

Staff
Director: Scott George
Homeownership Manager: Sherry Byers
Development Assistant: Debra Wakole
Affordable Rent Program Manager: Yolanda Hunter
Internal Auditor: Angelique Williams
Loan Officer: Jeff Scroggins
Special Products Coordinator: Raychel Goodall

Location
44007 Hardesty Road
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

Phone
(405) 273-2833
(800) 880-9880

Fax
(405) 273-8197

Kansas Regional Office
Lyman Boursaw
806 Nishnabe Trail, Rossville, KS  66533
Phone: (785) 584-6401
Fax: (785) 584-6254

First National Bank Home Mortgage Department
Jeff Scroggins
Loan Officer
(405) 275-8830
(800) 227-8362
Email: jscroggins@fnbshawnee.com

Additional Information

Agencies to Contact for Possible Emergency Housing Assistance
City of Shawnee: 275-6330
City of Tecumseh: 598-3244
Absentee Shawnee Housing Authority: 273-1050
Sac & Fox: 275-8200
Maud Housing Authority: 374-2800
Kickapoo Housing Authority: 964-2075
Salvation Army Red Shield Shelter: 273-0941


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