Housing Department

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department offers a variety of programs to assist in providing 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, which enables Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members to build a new home, with a priority given to CPN tribal members.

Contact Information


Director: Scott George
Homeownership Manager: Sherry Byers
Development Assistant: Tia Stewart
Development Coordinator: Gary DeLonais
Affordable Rent Program Manager: Yolanda Hunter
Internal Auditor: Angelique Williams
Loan Officer: Jeff Scroggins
Special Projects Coordinator: Raychel Goodall
Office Assistant: Reda Pitts


44007 Hardesty Rd.
Shawnee, OK 74801


Toll free: (800) 880-9880
Phone: (405) 273-2833
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

Contact Information

Agencies to Contact for Possible Emergency Housing Assistance

City of Shawnee: (405) 275-6330
City of Tecumseh: (405) 598-3244
Absentee Shawnee Housing Authority: (405) 273-1050
Sac & Fox: (405) 275-8200
Maud Housing Authority: (405) 374-2800
Kickapoo Housing Authority: (405) 964-2075
Salvation Army Red Shield Shelter: (405) 273-0941

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 meet the 80 percent National Median Income Limit guidelines. Oklahoma residents may be required to mortgage through CPN-owned, First National Bank & Trust Co. (FNB) in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The maximum grant is $2,125. Mobile homes are not eligible. Felons cannot reside at the home. 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 cannot be considered.

Home III Construction

Home III Construction Program enables CPN tribal members to construct a new home in certain areas located within 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 percent National Median Income Limit guidelines, and are required to mortgage through First National Bank & Trust Co. (FNB).

Elder Home Repair Program

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

Affordable Rent

Rental units are available after meeting all qualifications to any Native American of a federally-recognized tribe. Priority is given to CPN tribal members. Applicant’s annual income must be within 80 percent of the national median income limits. CPN Housing Department Rental Units are located at the Elders Addition in Shawnee/Tecumseh, Oklahoma and Rossville, Kansas area.

Family Units are located between Shawnee and Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

Lease Purchase Program

Lease Purchase Program

A new program starting in 2020 for first time homebuyers, the lease purchase can turn into a home purchase deal within a certain timeframe. Requirements include:

  • Income must be with the current HUD limits per family size
  • Full-Time stable employment
  • Positive Debt to Income Ratio
  • Positive Rental History
  • Credit Scores that are workable for a Mortgage Loan

This program will include constant financial and homebuyer education as part of the program that will result in the purchase of brand new, energy efficient homes. Applicants will not be selected by application date, but by the applicants closest to being able to purchase the home with a mortgage through First National Bank & Trust Co. If interested, contact the CPN Housing Department. For more information, please watch this video: click here. National Income Limits