|2678 Mexeye Loop
Coquille Tribal Lands
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
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|Monday through Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. to noon
CIHA Begins Phase 2 Operations
Over the past month under its Phase 1 reopening plan, CIHA has restored staffing levels and modified internal processes to comply with CDC guidelines. As we move into Phase 2, we have the necessary precautions in place to safely resume other operations as well. Initially this will mean opening access to the office by appointment, scheduling deferred work orders, resuming the lawn equipment lending program, performing exterior maintenance inspections and tasks, and similar work that can be accommodated by health screening, social distancing, sanitizing, wearing protective equipment, and other recommended practices.
For now, we continue to encourage the use of remote communications to the extent possible. Staff are available by phone and email to assist with applications, income updates, scheduling work orders, and assisting with other needs. We hope to be able to offer additional electronic services soon.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy summer!
All programs are operated to first serve the needs of members of the Coquille Indian Tribe, then members of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, and then other Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Eligibility is further determined by need, income, references from landlords and credit providers, criminal background check, and household composition.
Low-Income Rental Program
The Low-Income Rental Program assists families with rental housing on Tribal Lands. Required monthly rental payments are based on a maximum of 30% of the household’s adjusted gross annual income. Unit size is determined by family composition.
Monthly Housing Assistance Program (MHAP)
MHAP is a tenant-based, monthly rental assistance opportunity designed to help low-income Coquille Tribal members and other Native Americans pay rent for privately owned, decent, safe, and sanitary housing. The program is modeled after the HUD Section 8 Voucher Program and is similar in its operation. Units of assistance funded by HUD are available to low-income Coquille Tribal members and other Native Americans in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Lane counties in Oregon (ISA MHAP). Units of assistance funded by the Coquille Indian Tribe are available to low-income Coquille Tribal members throughout the United States (OSA MHAP). Click here for OSA MHAP FAQs.
Emergency Housing Program
The Emergency Housing Program provides special, short-term support to qualifying Native American individuals and families who are in crisis due to lack of housing and circumstances beyond their control. To be eligible for Emergency Housing, the applicant must be referred by a recognized social service agency that assists families in crisis.
Here is an Application for Housing. Please return your completed application to:
Coquille Indian Housing Authority
2678 Mexeye Loop
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Home Grant and Occupancy (HomeGO) Program
The HomeGO Program allows qualified low-income Coquille Tribal families who are participants in the Low-Income Rental Program on Tribal Lands to transition in place to a lease-purchase homebuyer agreement with a small down payment and low monthly payments. Under this program one-half of the cost of a home is granted over a 10-year period and the other half is paid back to CIHA over a 25-year term. The loan is re-amortized annually based on the current national average interest rate, capped at 6%.
HUD Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program
The HUD Section 184 Loan Program provides loan guarantees for refinancing, construction, and acquisition of single-family homes for Native Americans. The loan guarantee may cover up to 100% of principal and interest for up to a 30-year fixed rate loan. Borrowers pay a small down payment and loan guarantee fee. Approximately 41% of monthly income may be dedicated toward a mortgage payment. There are no maximum income limits. Application may be made directly to any federally-approved lending institution under this program. For more information, please contact the CIHA office.
Private Residential Lease (PRL) Program
The PRL Program allows qualified Coquille Tribal members to lease a residential lot on Tribal Lands for construction of a privately-financed single-family home. CIHA administers this program on behalf of the Coquille Indian Tribe. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and selection is made by random drawing from all qualified applications on hand at the time new lots become available. There are no maximum income limits. For details, please refer to CITC Chapter 420, Private Homeownership Land Leasing Ordinance. Click here for a FAQ sheet and application for the program.
IHS Sanitation Facilities Construction Program
Coquille Tribal members and other American Indian and Alaska Native homeowners residing within Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Lane counties in Oregon may be sponsored by the Coquille Tribe to participate in the IHS Sanitation Facilities Program. The program funds construction of facilities such as water wells, septic tanks, drainfields, lagoons, and community water and sewer connections. For more information, download the program brochure, facilities requirements, and application. To apply, please contact CIHA Deputy Director Lyman Meade at (541) 888-6501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Paul Doyle, Chair||Anne Cook, Executive Directoremail@example.com|
|Denise Hunter, Vice Chair||Lyman Meade, Deputy Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robert More, Secretary/Treasurer||Debbie Dennis, Administrative Services Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Shawn Chase, Commissioner||Marcy Chytka, Financial Controllerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Don Garrett, Commissioner||Dale Herring, Housing Programs Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Judy Rocha, Commissioner||Tracey Mueller, Housing Programs Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jeff Severson, Commissioner||Scott Felton, Maintenance Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Ken Myers, Maintenance Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Click here for information about income limits applicable to programs funded by the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act of 1996. Please contact CIHA for assistance determining the income limits applicable to your area.
Use this link to see if you are eligible for other HUD programs and social service programs available in Oregon: http://www.oregonhelps.org. Try this website to find out if your family can get help from 28 different services. Oregon Helps does not ask who you are and does not share your information with anyone.
Have an idea you’d like to share? Click here for a CIHA suggestion form.
Other Housing Resources
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
In cooperation with Oregon Coast Community Action’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, Coquille Indian Housing Authority staff facilitate program participation for Coquille Tribal member households in Coos and Curry Counties and other Native American or Alaska Native households residing on Coquille Tribal Lands. This program provides a direct payment to a heating vendor to offset the cost of home heating during the winter months for low-income households.
General Welfare-Home Maintenance Assistance
A Tribal program that provides emergency financial assistance, enabling income-eligible Coquille families to make necessary home repairs that would affect the health and/or safety of household members. Contact the Tribal Operations Department at 541-756-0904.
Emergency Preparedness Information and Resources
Coos Bay Tsunami Evacuation Brochures are available at the CIHA office. Click here for links to information and resources to become prepared.
Oregon IDA Initiative
Matching savings program (typically $3 match to every $1 you save) for homeownership, home repair, small business, and other goals.
Oregon agencies that can help with homeownership
Baker, Grant, Union & Wallowa Counties – Community Connection of Northeast Oregon
Benton, Lincoln & Linn Counties – Community Services Consortium
Clackamas, Multnomah & Washington Counties – Portland Housing Center
Clatsop, Columbia & Tillamook Counties – Community Action Team (CAT)
Coos, Curry & Douglas Counties – NeighborWorks Umpqua (Umpqua CDC)
Crook, Deschutes & Jefferson Counties – NeighborImpact
Jackson & Josephine Counties – ACCESS Helps
Klamath & Lake Counties – Klamath-Lake Community Action Services
Lane County – Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO CDC)
Washington County – Open Door Counseling Center
Yamhill County – Yamhill Housing Resource Center