National Homeownership Month
By Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr.
June 1, 2022
It’s June and summer is around the corner! June also marks National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate the benefits that homeownership brings to families, neighborhoods, and communities.
The Housing Authority of the Choctaw Nation is committed to providing tribal members with the assistance they need to obtain the homeownership dream. Our Lease to Purchase (LEAP) Program’s mission is to build strong families and vibrant neighborhoods through quality affordable housing and strengthened financial stability.
“Since the program began in 2018, 330 homes have been built with another 110 estimated to be completed this year,” noted Valerie Powell, Senior Director of Homeowners Services. “Families have been able to reduce their monthly housing costs by paying less than traditional rent for these homes and less in utility costs through the more energy-efficient design of these homes.”
Our Housing Authority has several programs that can assist our tribal members with their housing needs. If you have any questions about the services our Housing Authority offers, I encourage you to contact them at 800-235-3087 or visit the LEAP Program.