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Chickasaw Nation Information

**4-7-21: A new Chickasaw Nation program, the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program, offers relief to Chickasaw households and landlords around the country who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ERA Program is designed to provide rent and utility assistance to eligible Chickasaw households who have experienced financial hardship directly or indirectly due to COVID-19. An application for assistance may be submitted by an eligible household or a Chickasaw landlord may submit a referral on behalf of an eligible household. Funds will be paid directly to landlords and utility service providers. 

Assistance available:

  • Current, future and/or past due rent
  • Current and/or past due utilities and home energy costs for tenant household
  • Other expenses related to housing

Eligibility includes:

  • Chickasaw citizen renter/tenant, tenant households where a Chickasaw citizen lives or any household that leases/rents property from a Chickasaw citizen landlord
  • Tenant has a household income at or below 80% of the area median; and
  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
  • Households who have experienced a negative financial impact directly or indirectly due to COVID-19, including, but not limited to, an income loss or reduction or an increase in expenses, i.e. food, child care, medical bills, etc.

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For more information or to complete an application or referral online, visit Chickasaw.net/ERAP. If you have questions or would like to speak to an ERA Program team member, email ERAP@Chickasaw.net or call (580) 757-9064 or (888) 895-7979.

This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number ERA0453 and ERA0795 awarded to the Chickasaw Nation by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.