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Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Grant, 2020 Awarded.

On April 12th HUD announced the award of over $90 million in grant awards to 24 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) across the country to help provide housing units for low-income families.  There were a total of 141 applications submitted for this competition which is the second time HUD has made awards under this program.  The Comanche Nation Housing Authority (CNHA), one of only four Oklahoma Tribes to receive funding, was awarded the maximum grant amount of $5,000,000.  CNHA has committed an additional $1,667,000 in matching funds over the next five years.  This is the largest grant to date to be received by the CNHA under the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) of 1996. The limited funding of Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) resources has only allowed the Housing Authority to add a total of 15 homes to our inventory since April 1, 2016. This grant will support the acquisition of 45 homes for applicants on our Lease Purchase waiting list and will help to relieve overcrowding and the housing shortage for Tribal members in our service area.  Tribal members may find a full list of Housing Authority services at  www.comanchehousing.com

 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)


The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will help assist eligible COMANCHE NATION tribal households with Rent, Utility and Internet payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Internet service must be provided to the rental unit. ERAP is only available to eligible households who are obligated to pay rent on a residential dwelling and does not apply to households with a mortgage or who currently own their home. 

ERAP can assist eligible households with rental and utility arrearages (no earlier than March 13, 2020), current rental payments and current utility payments.  Utilities and home energy costs include electric, gas/propane, water and sewer, trash and energy cost, such as fuel oil.  All payments will be made directly to the landlord or utility/internet company. Allow at least 4 weeks for processing. 

Rental and Utility assistance provided to an eligible household should not be duplicative of any other federal, state, or local program funding rental or utility assistance to the household.  This program is limited to one application per household.

THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT PROVIDE COMMITMENT LETTERS OR CALLS TO VENDORS.

Eligibility(must provide documentation with the application to be eligible)

An "eligible household" is defined as a renter household in which at least one or more individuals meet the following criteria:

  • Has a household income at or below 80%  of area median income
  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to COVID-19.

 

Eligible household applicants who have been unemployed for 90 days prior to application for assistance and households with income at or below 50 percent of the area median will have priority.

Household income is determined as either the household's total income for calendar year 2020 or the household's monthly income at the time of application.  For household incomes determined using monthly income, income eligibility must be redetermined every three months.

Documentation Required(must provide a complete application with all documents below)

1. Completed Online Application: All sections of the application must be completed and supporting documentation attached.

2. Applicant's certified Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or Tribal I.D.

3. Supporting documents of how you are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Example unemployment letter, loss of job letter from employer, etc.

4. Applicant's proof of residing at the rental unit by providing a rental lease agreement with applicant's name, address of unit.

5. Name, address, social security number, tax identification number, or DUNS number as applicable for landlord and utility providers.

6. Arrears on rent must provide copies of late notices from the landlord or utility companies.  Must have the billing/payment mailing address on the bill or notice.

Income Verification

Click the link below to verify Household income is at or below the 80% of area median income.

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2020/select_Geography.odn

Go to:  "Access Individual Income Limits Areas" click "FY 2020 IL Documentation"

Select your State and then select County

Then click, "View County Calculations"

Income Documentation Required(must provide all documents below)

1. 30 days of most recent pay stubs or earnings statements showing the employee's name, gross pay, per pay period, deductions, and frequency of pay for every household member 18 years and older receiving income.

  • Weekly Pay - Need last four (4) check stubs
  • Bi - Weekly Pay - Need last two (2) check stubs
  • Monthly Pay - Need last check stub

 

2.  Unemployment Compensation Statement - Unemployment benefit award notice with most recent copies of unemployment check stubs, payment schedule or recent bank statement with direct deposit information.

3. Copy of Form 1040 from Federal income tax returns filed with the IRS for 2020.


For more information, contact the ERA Program at (580) 699-8008.
Monday through Thursday
7:00 am to 4pm CST

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The CNHA service area, as designated by the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1886, consists of the following counties:   Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Kiowa and Tillman.  View Service Area Map

 

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The Comanche Nation Housing Authority (CNHA) is committed to providing affordable, safe, and decent housing, while promoting self-sufficiency through employment, education and economic stability to income eligible Native American families, with preference given to enrolled Comanche Tribal members.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Phone & Fax Numbers 

Tel: 580.357.4956 / 877.263.7042
Main Office Fax: 580.357.1103
Housing Management Fax: 580.280.4714
After Hours Emergency Phone Number: 580.919.0199


  

 

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Native Americans with a Federally recognized CDIB card that qualify as low-income as determined by the Income Limits under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, with preference given to enrolled Comanche Tribal Members.  Income Limits are adjusted on an annual basis.  The chart above is current as of April 2016.  Please use this information to determine whether you meet the basic low income qualification prior to applying for any program offered by the CNHA.  Other qualifications may be required for other programs.

    

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The CNHA would like input from Comanche Tribal members.  Whether you are a current tenant, or not, please complete this Survey.  The CNHA thanks you for your time.

 

 
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