Citizen Potawatomi Nation has 160 affordable rent units — 46 family units and 114 elder units — but that number is set to increase soon. Construction started this spring on 66 new family units including two-, three- and four-bedroom units, with two different floor plans for each size.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department’s One-Time Grant program has now been in operation for more than 24 years. The program assists CPN tribal members with the down payment and/or closing costs associated with the purchase, building or refinancing of a home.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department Director M. Scott George spoke with the Hownikan about how the Housing Department focuses on ensuring CPN elders live in safe and healthy homes.
In May 2022, the much-anticipated film adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon shot one final scene at the Osage Nation campus in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. CPN Housing Director and Osage Nation tribal member Scott George composed one of the songs used in the shoot.
Meet the Lopez family, who recently moved into their ‘forever’ home thanks to the help of the CPN Housing Department’s lease to purchase program.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department developed a new lease with option-to-purchase plan program to help those on the cusp of homeownership achieve their goals. Tenant approval is contingent on participation in a credit improvement program.
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.