Upcoming Events
  • Week of the Young Child
    April 27, 2017

    8:45 am to 2:00 pm

    Flyer 

  • 2017 High School Senior Assistance
    Through the Academic Year

    Enrolled Wichita tribal members may apply for assistance with senior pictures, graduation announcements, and/or a class ring.

    More information can be found here.

    Application- One Two

  • Annual Meeting
    July 15, 2017

    The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  An agenda will be posted in the upcoming months.  Please mark your calendars. 

  • Wichita Annual Dance
    August 10-13, 2017

    More information to come in the upcoming months. 

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Wichita Tribes Blog
  • Wichita Tribe Summer Intern Program
    April 14, 2017 1:34 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes is currently accepting applications from enrolled Wichita Tribal members who are interested in participating in the summer intern program located at the Wichita Tribal complex.  This program is established for Wichita graduating seniors and Tribal college students that will be attending college in the fall of 2017.  This will be […]

  • ELDER LAWN MOWING PROGRAM-APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE 
    April 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    2017 cutting grass season has begun. Cutting began April 10, 2017 but applications are still available. If you would like more information about the Elders Lawn Service, please contact Aldelzon Saldana at (405)247-2425 or email at maintenance@wichitatribe.com.

  • Wichita Tribal Member, Adrian Labrada, Signs with USAO for Cross Country
    April 14, 2017 1:21 PM

    On April 11, 2017, Wichita Tribal Member, Adrain Labrada, signed with USAO to run cross-country. Adrian is graduating senior at Anadarko High School and is very active in sports. Congratulations Adrian! We will have more about Adrian in our upcoming April newspaper. Front row: (Nephew) Jeremiah Beaver, (Mother) Crystal LaBrada, (Signee) Adrian LaBrada (Wichita Tribal […]

  • Vacancy Announcement-Grant Writer/Compliance Officer
    April 14, 2017 1:01 PM

    The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes accepting applications for Grant Writer/Compliance Officer. Applications available at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes or www.wichitatribe.com. For information call (405) 247-2425. Indian Preference applies. Closing date is April 28, 2017 at 5 p.m.    

  • Sugar Creek Casino Job Postings
    April 14, 2017 12:59 PM

  • Wichita Song Class
    April 14, 2017 12:58 PM

    The Wichita song class will meet at 7:00pm, Monday, April 17th in the portable building at the Wichita Tribal Complex. The class is open to enrolled and descendant Wichita males of all ages. Instruction will be provided by Jimmy Reeder. For more information you may contact Gary McAdams at (405)247-2425, Ext. 169.

  • WDEP Earth Day 2017
    April 12, 2017 3:02 PM

  • Wichitas to Conduct Archaeology Workshop
    April 12, 2017 3:01 PM

    The Wichita Cultural Education Program (WCEP) in partnership with the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey are excited to announce their upcoming workshop series for young adults focused on Wichita heritage and archaeology. Come join us Sunday, May 14th from 1:00-3:00pm as we explore the tools and methods used by archaeologists. These will […]

  • Wichita Hymn Class
    April 11, 2017 9:13 PM

    Wichita Hymn Class The Wichita Cultural Education Program will be sponsoring a Wichita hymn class beginning April 13th. The class will meet at 7:30pm in the portable building at the Wichita Tribal Complex and is open to enrolled and descendant Wichitas of all ages. Instruction will be provided by Jimmy Reeder. For more information you […]

  • WCEP to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game
    April 6, 2017 10:06 PM

    WCEP to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game The Wichita Cultural Education Program will co-sponsor with the Wichita Young Men’s Society and the Wichita Little Sisters the 2nd Annual Easter Hand Game on April 8, 2017. Activities will begin with a potluck meal at 6:00 PM followed by the hand game. Between games Wichita songs […]

Wichita Housing Authority

  • Housing Authority
  • Pool 1
  • Pool 2
  • Pool 3
  • Party 1
  • Party 2

The Wichita Housing Authority is the Tribal Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) of the Wichita & Affiliated Tribes. Established in 1992 under the Wichita Housing Act (Wichita Public Law 92-100-002) in is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners as an entity of the Tribe. Funding, in part, for the operations and programs of the housing authority come from a single federal resource by participation in the nationwide Indian Housing Block Grant as regulated by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Statutory requirements of the IHBG are defined by the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act of 1996, as amended. The Authority has also used programs offered through the State of Oklahoma and private investors to develop housing needs. A brief summary of programs offered through the Authority are: 

HUD Mutual Help Homeownership Opportunity Program

The Authority has developed 59 single family residences under the Mutual Help Program. Successful completion of the program has been reached by four families who have had their home conveyed. The program is a rental program wherein participants are referred to as "homebuyers". Homeownership is acquired at the completion of the program requirements. These homes were developed under the 1937 US Housing Act. 

HUD Low Income Rental Program

The Authority developed this program of three bedroom rental units under the 1937 US Housing Act. A total of forty single family residences were built. Occupancy is strictly under a rental agreement. Income eligibility is required as specified by HUD. 

Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs

The Authority has two LIHTC projects that are designed to provide housing assistance to low income residents meeting income eligibility requirements defined for Caddo County, Oklahoma. These income limits are somewhat lower than those of the national income limits used for HUD projects. The projects were secured by successful competitive proposals (applications) to the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency for an allocation of tax credits which would then be leveraged to investors at a cost to generate the revenue for development.Wichita Housing Limited Partnership #1is a rental program with an emphasis toward homeownership. Once the obligations have been met with OHFA and the investors (15 year compliance period on affordability) the renter will be given the right of first refusal to acquire the home outright.Wichita Housing Limited Partnership #2is a strictly rental project. It consists of townhouse apartments which will be in the perpetual inventory of the housing authority. Both LIHTC projects total 65 single family dwellings. 

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Grant

The Authority competed nationally under the Act for a $2,000,000 grant to construct new housing units. The effort was successful and provided the means necessary to pay off five duplex apartment building and construct 16 single family homes. The grant proposal identified the Authority desire to design newly built homes as a homeownership program. Construction costs varied by design of each unit. Subsequently, the Board determined an initial purchase cost that could be unilaterally applied for a combined amortization of the project and buildings. In the sense of the Mutual Help program the renters will be homebuyers and homeownership will be achieved upon successful completion of the program. 

The five duplex buildings provide ten two bedroom efficiency apartments that are strictly rental. These units were funded by funds from the ARRA grant, NAHASDA, and program revenue. Occupancy eligibility is based upon income eligibility. 

HUD Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee Program (tribal members)

The Authority initiated a home loan guarantee program in 2013. This relatively new approach to homeownership is directed towards Wichita tribal member households who are ineligible for the income based programs. Criteria includes income stability and sufficient income to demonstrate ability to pay market rate calculated payments, acceptable past three rental history, no bankruptcy within three years, credit issues must be able to be resolved within five years. The Authority with partnership in a participating Section 184 lender prepare the renter occupant with acquiring an assumable loan directly with the lender following 60 months or earlier. Applicants are pre-screened to the underwriters prerequisites. 

Iscani Community Pool & Aquatic Center

The Authority developed the Iscani Pool as an amenity to the 40 units LIHTC project. The pool is licensed by the State of Oklahoma. Aquatic programs include many defined water aerobic classes, learning to swim, pool parties and general swimming. Tenants are allowed to swim at no cost and non tenants are charged admission.

Iscani Community Center and Gymnasium

The gymnasium is high school full court specific. It is equipped with full media capability for seminars, tribal meeting, training, dances, etc. A Use Agreement application must be submitted with a deposit for rental of the facility.

Board of Commissioners

Shirley Davila, Chairperson
John Haddon, Vice-Chairperson
Myles Stephenson, Jr., Secretary
Dallas Nimsey, Treasurer
Tara Tartsah, Commissioner

Staff

Benjamin Hatfield, Executive Director
Darren Gabehart, Finance Director
Jesse J. E. Jones, Maintenance Administrator
Katherine Cunningham, Housing Specialist
Simona Foreman, Housing Specialist
Diane Pewo, Housing Administrative Assistant
John C. Pewo, Maintenance Worker
Travis Tofpi, Maintenance Worker
Mariah Hannigan, Iscani Community Swimming Pool Manager

Office Hours

8am - 5pm

Phone: 405/247-7470  405/247-7473
Fax: 405/247-6534