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 Products 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

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