Coquille Indian Housing Authority
Located at 2678 Mexeye Loop on Tribal Lands in Coos Bay, Oregon
For more information about our programs, please contact us at
(541) 888-6501 or toll free at (800) 988-6501
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CIHA office hours are
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Board of Commissioners
Toni Ann Brend, Chair
Robert More, Vice Chair
Sharon Parrish, Secretary/Treasurer
Don Garrett, Commissioner
Brenda Meade, Commissioner
Judy Rocha, Commissioner
Janet Simpson, Commissioner
All programs are operated to first serve the needs of members of the Coquille Indian Tribe, then to serve 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, positive references from landlords and credit providers, a clean criminal background check, and household composition.
Our goal is to provide affordable housing to qualified applicants within the five-county service area of the Coquille Indian Tribe, which encompasses Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Lane counties. We offer an attractive community on Tribal Lands with onsite medical and community centers, onsite Tribal Police, wooded views, and scenic wildlife. We also have a rental assistance program available off of Tribal Lands.
Read the latest edition of the Coquille Indian Housing Authority's monthly newsletter, the Sea-Ha Runner or browse our Sea-Ha Runner Archives.
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.
Monthly Housing Assistance Payments (MHAP) Program
The MHAP Program is a tenant-based, monthly rental assistance opportunity. MHAP is designed to help low-income families pay rent for privately-owned housing anywhere within the five-county service area. The program is modeled after the HUD Section 8 Voucher Program, and is similar to that program in its operation. MHAP is designed to reimburse the participant a portion of their rent after the payment has been made.
Emergency Housing Program
The purpose of the Emergency Housing Program is to provide 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 local social service agency which 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 makes it possible for qualified Tribal members to buy a home on Tribal Lands 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 of the cost is paid back to CIHA over a 25-year term at a reduced interest rate. The loan is re-amortized annually based on the current national average interest rate and the interest rate is capped at 6%. For instance, on a $100,000 home approximately $50,000 of the purchase price would be granted to the homebuyer.
HUD Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program
The HUD Section 184 Loan Program provides loan guarantees for construction and acquisition of single-family homes on Tribal Lands and throughout the state. 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 a 1% loan guarantee fee. Approximately 41% of monthly income may be dedicated toward a mortgage payment and there are no maximum income limits. Application may be made to any federally-approved lending institution under this program. HUD provides a web page with the program's information: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/ih/homeownership/184/faq.cfm
Private Residential Lease Program (PRL)
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 participation. For details, please refer to CITC Chapter 420, Private Homeownership Land Leasing Ordinance. A FAQ sheet and application for the program are available online or by contacting CIHA.
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
In cooperation with Oregon Coast Community Action's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, Coquille Indian Housing Authority staff are authorized to conduct intake appointments 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 high 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 Director of Planning, Community, and Real Estate Services at 541-756-0904 or click HERE for an application packet.
Emergency Preparedness Information and Resources
Links to information and resources to become prepared
Use this link to see if you are eligible for HUD programs and other 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.
Other Useful Housing Resources
Low-Income Weatherization Program: http://www.oregon.gov/OHCS/SOS_LowIncomeWeatherization.shtml
The Oregon Bond: http://www.ohcs.oregon.gov/OHCS/SFF_OregonBondHome.shtml
Home Purchase Assistance Program: http://www.oregon.gov/OHCS/HD/SFF/brochures/OBA_HPAPEnglish.pd
Purchase Assistance Loan: http://www.ohcs.oregon.gov/OHCS/SFF_ADDI_PALProgram.shtml
USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/index.html
Regional agencies that can help guide you along the path to homeownership
Baker, Grant, Union & Wallowa Counties    Community Connections of Northeast Oregon
Benton, Lincoln & Linn Counties    Linn-Benton-Lincoln Housing Center (Community Services Consortium)
Clackamas, Multnomah & Washington Counties    Portland Housing Center
Clatsop, Columbia & Tillamook Counties    Community Action Team (CAT)
Coos & Curry Counties    Umpqua Community Development (Umpqua CDC)
Crook, Deschutes & Jefferson Counties    COCAAN´s Homeownership Center (COCAAN)
Douglas County    Umpqua Regional Housing Center
Jackson & Josephine Counties    Southern Oregon Housing Resource Center (ACCESS)
Klamath & Lake Counties    Klamath-Lake Regional Housing Center
Lane County    Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO)
Washington County    Open Door Counseling Center
Yamhill County    Yamhill Regional Housing Resource Center
|Coquille Indian Housing Authority Staff
|Anne (Shane) Cook, Executive Director
|Debbie Dennis, Administrative Services Coordinator
|Marcy Chytka, Accounting Services Coordinator
|Dale Herring, Housing Programs Coordinator
|Tracey (Roome) Mueller, Housing Programs Specialist
|Scott Felton, Maintenance Coordinator
|Lyman Meade, Projects Coordinator
|Scott Platter, Maintenance/Projects Technician
|Ken Myers, Maintenance/Projects Technician
|Kyle Simpson, Maintenance/Projects Technician
| Current Employment Opportunities
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