With rental and mortgage assistance opportunities, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department’s new lease with option to purchase program helps people transition into homeownership.
In this episode, we’ll hear about the history of the Potawatomi census book of 1862 and the Tribe’s efforts to gain ownership, an environmental activists’ stay with CPN during her journey hiking across the U.S. as well as the behavioral health department’s smoking cessation classes.
We’ll hear about the history of the now CPN-owned radio station KGFF as it celebrates nearly a century in operation as well as a new program from the Tribe’s housing department to help CPN members become homeowners. The CPN Language Department also tells a traditional story about the creation of North America.
Among the big surprises of 2020 was a nationwide surge in housing sales. Low interest rates pushed those looking to snap up available properties at a breakneck speed. This mostly affected metropolitan areas, and CPN’s Housing Department noticed the change across the country.
The One Time Grant has assisted hundreds of Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members with funds for their down payment or closing costs associated with the purchase, building or refinancing of a home.
The CPN Housing Department recently rolled out a new home ownership program aimed at putting eligible Citizen Potawatomi on the path to owning a new home.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department is requesting a statement of intent from any interested Indigenous-owned economic enterprises or Native American organizations who wish to submit a bid or proposal for the performance of services related to the carrying out of affordable housing activities.
The CPN Housing Department believes they have found a way to assist low-income Native American households with high creditworthiness in the CPN jurisdiction with the purchase of a home.