The Wyandotte Nation Housing Department was begun in December of 1996. Since that date, the department has shown substantial growth. The housing department staff consists of Kathy DeWeese, Housing Director; Valari Eby, Housing Specialist; Paul Paquin and Don Graham, Project Coordinators; & Brian Adkins , Residential Maintenance Technician . The Tribal programs consist of the Wyandotte Nation Housing Department and the Indian Health Service -121 Program for water and sanitation.
The Housing Department offers homeownership and rentals within our service area. We received a non-competetive ARRA grant to construct duplexes for senior citizens. To date, six (6) have been built. We also received a “competetive” ARRA grant to construct rental homes for families. Twelve homes are in the process of being built, with an estimated completion time around November. It is exciting to watch all the progress being made, and we are very proud of our units. If you are in the area, please drive by and see for yourself.
The IHS-121 Program is a program awarded by Indian Health Service for the Tribe to help Tribal Members with water or sewage problems. The program will allow us to assist you in hooking to rural water, install rural water meters, drill wells, hook to city sewer lines or install a complete septic and drainfield. This program is for Tribal Members who live within the borders of the Claremore Indian Hospital service area.. If you have need of any of the above mentioned services or question whether you live within this service area, please contact us.
We are aware that Tribal Members have various housing needs, and are constantly seeking new funding to help Tribal Members meet these needs. The Housing Department, which is funded through Housing and Urban Development, follows all Federal Rules and Regulations.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Kathy DeWeese, Housing Director
Valari Eby, Housing Specialist
Paul Paquin, Project Coordinator
Don Graham, Project Coordinator
Brian Akins, Residential Maintenance Technician