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 Richards, Housing Specialist; Paul Parker and Levi Griffin, Project Coordinators; & Don Graham , 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. There are Eleven (11) senior duplex units, twelve (12) family housing units, and two (2) small family duplex units, in the Heritage Acres Housing Addition. A splash pad was added to the community this summer, and was enjoyed by the residents as well as the general public. The Housing Department also has fifty-four (54) homeownership and rental units located in Ottawa, Delaware and Mayes Counties.
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.
Emergency Rental Assistance:
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program assists eligible tribal households that are unable to pay rent and utilities (electric, water, and gas) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ERA can assist eligible households with rental arrearages, utility arrearages, current rental payments and current utility payments. Telecommunication services (telephone, cable, internet) delivered to the rental dwelling are not considered to be utilities. This program is only available to rental households and does not apply 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 the landlord or utility company. To see eligibility requirements and to apply, click on the link below:
Kathy DeWeese, Housing Director
Valari Richards, Housing Specialist
Levi Griffin, Project Coordinator
Paul Parker, Project Coordinator
Drew Lankford, Housing Facilities Technician
Don Graham, Residential Maintenance Technician