College Housing Assistance Program applications available

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation is accepting applications for the College Housing Assistance Program until Jan. 14. College students in need of assistance may submit their application online at www.hacn.org.

The College Housing Assistance Program is designed to assist low-income Native American students to secure safe and affordable housing while seeking a first-time bachelor’s degree and maintaining full-time student status at an accredited institute of higher education.

The College Housing Assistance Program will provide students with up to $1,000 per semester for housing costs only.

Eligibility includes the following:

  • Applicant must be a member of a federally recognized tribe. Priority will be given to Cherokee Nation tribal citizens.
  • Applicant must be a resident of the Cherokee Nation.
  • Applicant’s family must meet all eligibility requirements for the College Housing Assistance Program including NAHASDA income guidelines.
  • Applicant must be seeking a first-time bachelor’s degree at an accredited institute of higher education.
  • Assistance is limited to eight semesters.
  • Other eligibility requirements may apply according to the College Housing Assistance Program policy.

For more information about the College Housing Assistance Program or for assistance with the application, contact the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation at services@hacn.org or by phone at 918-456-5482 or 800-837-2869.