Housing Department


Mission Statement:

The Klamath Tribes Housing Department’s mission is to achieve program and individual self-sufficiency through providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible low income Native American families residing in Klamath County, with preference given to Tribal members, elders and families with children. The Department will also strive to eradicate substandard housing, eliminate homelessness, provide housing assistance for foster care, and increase affordable rental housing and homeownership opportunities for low and very low income Native Americans.

The Klamath Tribes Housing Department operates and offers the following programs for your housing needs:

  • Low Rent Program
  • Rental Assistance Program
  • Preservation Program
  • Emergency Shelter Program
  • Home Grant Occupancy Program
  • Elderly Emergency Repair Program
  • Congregate Facility
  • I.H.S. Septic and Wells
  • 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program
  • To participate in any Housing Program you must meet all eligibility requirements according to each program’s policy.

Please contact the Housing Department for eligibility requirements.  All Tribal programs are alcohol and drug free.


 

Hours

The Klamath Tribes Housing Department operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Closed Holidays

Contact

Please contact the Program Clerk with any questions at 541-783-2219, extension 145.

Housing Director                                          Extension 136

Administrative Assistant                              Extension 163

Rental Coordinator                                       Extension 144

Low Rent Coordinator                                 Extension 193

Program Clerk                                               Extension 145


 

The Klamath Tribes Housing Departments 2 New Programs

1. The Klamath Tribes Housing Departments “First Time Homebuyers Down-Payment Assistance Program”.

The purpose of this program is to provide eligible low-income Native American families with affordable homeownership financing opportunities to help improve their quality of life. This program will provide a loan on favorable terms to eligible homebuyers for down-payment assistance in the amount of $30,000 for the purchase of a single family home in standard condition. This program will serve Tribal members in the State of Oregon.

For more information and eligibility requirements call Shari Brown, Rental Assistance Coordinator
(541) 783-2219 Ext. 144
shari.brown@klamathtribes.com
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2. The Klamath Tribes Housing Department “Emergency Housing Assistance Program”.

The Emergency Housing Assistance Program is to provide grant assistance to help Klamath Tribal members facing eviction for non-payment of rent, assist with security deposit payment or help those who are facing foreclosure due to delinquent mortgage payments. This program will serve Tribal members in the State of Oregon.

For more information and eligibility requirements call Jackie Jackson, Low Rent Coordinator.
(541) 783-2219 Ext. 193
jackie.jackson@klamathtribes.com


 

Low-Rent Program

These homes are owned by the Klamath Tribes and managed and maintained by the Klamath Tribes Housing Department.  The homes are located in Beatty, Chiloquin and Klamath Falls, OR.  Rent is based upon your total household income.

Rental Assistance Program

Rental Assistance offers a certificate to eligible Tribal members to seek housing in the private sector in Klamath County.  This program subsidizes your rent payment based upon your total household income.  State Landlord Tenant laws apply.

Preservation Program

This program offers a one-time grant to Tribal members who own their own home.  The grant will modernize and preserve the home for future living.

Emergency Shelter Program

The purpose of this program is to provide temporary housing to eligible Tribal Members who are faced with eviction or losing their home.  This program provides a rent free home for 60 days to allow the tenant to seek other housing and save funds for the required deposit and required rent.

Home Grant and Occupancy Program

The Housing Department currently operates the Home Grant and Occupancy Program for Tribal members who want to become homeowners and live on tribal land.  The Home Grant and Occupancy Program is a lease to own program for 25 years at a 1% interest rate.

Elder Emergency Repair Grant Program

This program provides a one-time grant to low income Tribal homeowners that are 62 and older for health and safety repairs to their primary residence.  Emergency repairs are limited to: roofing, heating, plumbing and electrical. This grant is a one-time per family grant only.

Congregate Facility

The facility is a 14 unit complex with 1 and 2 bedroom units.  This facility is apartment style living with a common area and with coin operated washer and dryers.  This program subsidizes rent payments based upon your total household income.  This program follows USDA guidelines.

Indian Health Services

The Klamath Tribes Housing Department works with I.H.S. Portland Area Office with septic systems and water systems.  The Housing Department processes the application and forwards it to Indian Health Services.

Section 184 Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program

The Housing Department works with certified lenders for Tribal members who want to purchase a home on trust or fee simple land.  The Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program is not just for buying or building a new home it is also used to refinance your existing house.   The minimum down payment is 2.25% and there is no mortgage insurance.  For a name of a qualified lender please call the Housing Department.