HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) assists eligible Seminole Nation tribal homeowners and other tribal homeowners mitigate financial hardships associated with the coronavirus pandemic by providing funds to eligible entities for the purpose of preventing homeowner mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacements of homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020, through qualified expenses related to mortgages and housing. HAF can assist eligible homeowners with mortgage payment assistance, financial assistance to allow a homeowner to reinstate a mortgage or to pay other housing-related costs related to a period of forbearance, delinquency, or default; mortgage principal reduction; mortgage interest rate reductions; payment assistance for utilities, homeowner’s insurance, flood insurance, and mortgage insurance; payment assistance for down payment assistance loans, payment assistance for delinquent property taxes; repairs to maintain the habitability of a home, or assistance to enable households to receive clear title to their properties. Telecommunication services (telephone, cable, Internet) delivered to the homeownership dwelling ARE NOT considered to be utilities. This program is only available to households with a mortgage or who currently own their home. This program is limited to one tribal member per household. Payments will be made directly to lenders, utility companies, tax assessors, insurance companies, and certified/approved contractors.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must be a Native American member/citizen/Freedmen or a member of a Native American Family

Applicant must be a homeowner

Applicant must attest that they experienced financial hardship after January 21, 2020

Applicant’s household income must be equal to or less than 150% of the area median income

Assistance must be for Applicant’s primary residence


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Completed application

Copy of Tribal Membership Card for Tribal household members

Copy of State Driver’s License or ID

Copy of Social Security cards for all household members

Proof of homeownership

Mortgage Holder/Utility Form (Tax Identification Number required)

Utility Bills

Bill must be in the Applicant’s name or in the name of the spouse of the Applicant

Account number must be on bill

Documentation proving that assistance is for Applicant’s primary residence

Income Verification (please submit one of the following for all household members receiving income):

2020 Tax Returns

60 Days Check Stubs

Proof of unemployment

 Documentation demonstrating financial hardship after January 21, 2020


CONTACT INFORMATION

Email –haf@hasnok.org

If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Authority at (405)257-6604.

HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE FUND PROGRAM APPLICATION

Housing Authority of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

Primary applicant's race
Do you own your residence?


ASSISTANCE NEEDED (select all that apply)
Utility Assistance


HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION

Complete the information below for each member who will be living with you.





FINANCIAL HARDSHIP


By signing below, I hereby certify that:

The above information is true and accurate, and if requested by the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, can provide documentation in support of my attestation of need.

I experienced financial hardship after January 1, 2020.I am at risk of foreclosure, need mortgage payment assistance, need help reinstating my mortgage, need mortgage principle reduction, need a mortgage interest rate reduction, need down payment loan payment assistance, need assistance with insurance related to my home or mortgage, need utility assistance, need assistance to clear the title to my home, OR need repairs to maintain the habitability of my home.

I am at risk of experiencing homelessness, housing instability or currently reside in unsafe or unhealthy living conditions.

I am seeking assistance for my primary residence.My household income is equal to or less than 150% of the area median income.

I am NOT receiving any other form of Federal assistance to pay my mortgage or utility payment.

I understand that if any of the above information supplied is found to be false or if I provide false statements or make any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, or make or use any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, I can be required to return any support payments received and may be subject to criminal and/or civil sanctions.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have been approved/denied for assistance, you will receive a letter in the mail.  Please also be aware that you are still required to make payments to your Lender/Utility Company.

You are responsible for any unpaid balances.

 

Payments may take up to 30 days to credit your account.

I understand that typing my name below is my signature

UTILITY PROVIDER INFORMATION

(MUST BE COMPLETED IF UTILITY ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED – MAY BE COMPLETED BY APPLICANT OR UTILITY PROVIDER)

Utility Type

Utility Type

Utility Type

Utility Type

PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION

(MUST BE COMPLETED IF TAX ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED – MAY BE COMPLETED BY APPLICANT OR TAX ASSESSOR)


PROPERTY INSURANCE INFORMATION

(MUST BE COMPLETED IF PROPERTY INSURANCE ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED – MAY BE COMPLETED BY APPLICANT OR INSURANCE AGENT)


HOME REPAIR INFORMATION

(MUST BE COMPLETED IF HOME REPAIR ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED – MAY BE COMPLETED BY APPLICANT OR CONTRACTOR)