COVID-19 Home Relief Program

Due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe’s Executive Committee recognizes many of our tribal families are or have experienced income loss, income disruption or having overall financial difficulties meeting their monthly obligations for their primary (shelter-in-place) residence. This predicament has the potential to leave our Absentee Shawnee families more vulnerable to the current pandemic.
The home is the focal point in supporting a safe space for individuals and families since the onset of this pandemic. Usually staying within the confines of the home provides reasonable efforts to combat the spread of this disease by social distancing from others.
The Absentee Shawnee COVID-19 Home Relief Program is designed to decrease evictions/foreclosures, prevent homelessness and increase home stability by helping Absentee Shawnee families whose income has been adversely affected by COVID-19. The AST Executive Committee is providing a one-time relief payment of $500.00 for those who are experiencing affects from this pandemic. This will be a one (1) payment per tribal member.
Those who benefit from this assistance are still obligated to pay an accrued rent our housing payments in accordance with their lease or contract. * For questions or additional information, please email: homerelief@astribe.com or call AST Enrollment @ (405)275-4030 *
 

 

COVID-19 Home Relief Application Submission Options: NO FAXES

Program Summary: 

Due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe’s Executive Committee recognizes many of our tribal families are or have experienced income loss, income disruption or having overall financial difficulties meeting their monthly obligations for their primary (shelter-in-place) residence. This predicament has the potential to leave our Absentee Shawnee families more vulnerable to the current pandemic.

The home is the focal point in supporting a safe space for individuals and families since the onset of this pandemic. Usually staying within the confines of the home provides reasonable efforts to combat the spread of this disease by social distancing from others.

The Absentee Shawnee COVID-19 Home Relief Program is designed to decrease evictions/foreclosures, prevent homelessness and increase home stability by helping Absentee Shawnee families whose income has been adversely affected by COVID-19. The AST Executive Committee is providing a one-time relief payment of $500.00 for those who are experiencing affects from this pandemic. This will be a one (1) payment per tribal member.

Those who benefit from this assistance are still obligated to pay an accrued rent our housing payments in accordance with their lease or contract. * For questions or additional information, please email: homerelief@astribe.com or call AST Enrollment @ (405)275-4030 *

 

COVID-19 Home Relief Application Submission Options: NO FAXES

Qualification Requirement: 

COVID-19 Home Relief Eligibility:
  • Must be an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma on or before June 1st, 2020
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a copy of AST tribal members updated CDIB card (attached to application)
  • Must complete the COVID-19 Home Relief Program application for AST tribal members
  • Home mortgage or rental contract must be in the enrolled AST tribal member and/or spouse’s name. (if in spouse’s name, spouse must reside in the home. AST member & spouse must attached driver’s license or state issued IDs) NO EXCEPTIONS
  • All Applications MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th, 2020
COVID-19 Home Relief Required Documents:
  • Completed COVID-19 Home Relief Program application
  • Copy of updated AST CDIB
  • Copy of Driver’s License or State issued ID (AST member and/or spouse, as needed)
  • Copy of mortgage (payment) statement or copy of rental lease/agreement
  • W-9 From Landlord / Lender - completed.  Download Here
COVID-19 Home Relief Payment NON-ELIGIBILITY: (this is not a comprehensive list)
  • Contract for deed payments
  • Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Homeowner association fees

Eligible Age: 

Must be 18 years of age or older, enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma on or before June 1st, 2020.

Application Dates: 

Application Acceptance Begins Monday, September 28, 2020 @ 8:00 AM CST -- Application Acceptance Ends Friday, October 30, 2020 @ 11:59 PM CST

Benefit: 

Executive Committee is providing a one-time relief payment of $500.00 for those who are experiencing affects from this pandemic. This will be a one (1) payment per tribal member.

Service Area: 

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